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STEADI - Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries

STEADI Materials for Health Care Providers

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As a health care provider, you are already aware that falls are a serious threat to the health and wellbeing of your older patients. You play an important role in caring for older adults and you can help reduce these devastating injuries. The STEADI Tool Kit contains resources and tools that will help make fall prevention an integral part of your clinical practice.

STEADI materials can be used to assess, treat, and refer older adult patients based on their fall risk. Educational materials specifically designed for older adults and their friends and family are also included. See the complete list of materials included in the STEADI Tool kit.

Algorithm for Fall Risk Assessment & Interventions

thumbnail image of PDF This tool walks health care providers through assessing a patient’s fall risk, educating patients, selecting interventions, and following up.

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Preventing Falls in Older Patients: Provider Pocket Guide

thumbnail image of PDF This small, easy-to-use tool walks health care providers through key points of fall prevention.

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Stay Independent Brochure

thumbnail image of document Offers a checklist providers and patients can use to check for risk of falling.

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Medications Linked to Falls

thumbnail image of PDF Learn how medication management can reduce falls.

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SAFE Medication Review Framework

thumbnail image of document Use this framework to conduct a medication review to help prevent older adult falls.

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Take Steps to Prevent Older Adult Falls

thumbnail image of PDF Take steps to prevent falls and help your patients stay healthy, active, and independent longer.

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Medications Linked to Falls

thumbnail image of PDF Learn how medication management can reduce falls.

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Risk Factors for Falls

thumbnail image of PDF Learn which modifiable risk factors you should focus on first to prevent falls among your patients.

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Falls Are a Major Threat for Your Patients

thumbnail image of PDF Learn how serious a problem falls are for older adults.

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30-Second Chair Stand Test

thumbnail image of PDF Use this test to assess a patient’s leg strength and endurance. See our simple instructions, and watch the short video on how to conduct the test.

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Watch How to Conduct the Test (2:08)

4-Stage Balance Test

thumbnail image of PDF Use this test to assess a patient’s balance. See our simple instructions, and watch the short video on how to conduct the test.

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Watch How to Conduct the Test (2:06)

Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test

thumbnail image of PDF Use this test to assess a patient’s mobility. See our simple instructions, and watch the short video on how to conduct the test.

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Watch How to Conduct the Test (1:28)

Measuring Orthostatic Blood Pressure

thumbnail image of PDF Use this tool to determine if a patient may have postural hypotension.

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Talking to Your Patients

Talking about Fall Prevention with Your Patients

thumbnail image of PDF This document can help health care providers comfortably talk about fall prevention with patients.

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Fall Risk Checklist

thumbnail image of PDF This checklist allows health care providers to summarize an older patient’s fall risk.

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Fall Prevention Patient Referral Form

thumbnail image of PDF Use this form to refer a patient to a specialist for gait and mobility problems or for other medical problems that may increase his or her risk of falling.

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Integrating Fall Prevention into Practice

thumbnail image of PDF This wall chart helps health care providers determine who in their practice will be responsible for conducting fall risk assessments, delivering interventions, and providing education to older patients.

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Recommended Programs Form

thumbnail image of document Use this form to recommend community programs to your older patients to increase their strength and balance. An example of such a program is Tai Chi.

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Case Studies

Case Study 1

thumbnail image of PDF Mrs. Booker, a low-risk patient who has come in for a wellness visit.

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Case Study 2

thumbnail image of PDF Mr. Ying, a medium-risk patient who has been limiting his activities.

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Case Study 3

thumbnail image of PDF Mrs. White, a high-risk patient who had a recent fall.

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