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STEADI - Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries

Success Stories

STEADI Helps Physical Therapists Incorporate Older Adult Fall Prevention in Routine Care

Dr. Taylor, a professor in Mercer University’s Physical Therapy Department, added STEADI to his course curriculum. As a result, 114 Doctor of Physical Therapy students have been trained to use STEADI; 76 have completed the STEADI online training module; and many have shared STEADI with the practices they joined as part of their clinical training.

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Electronic Health Record System Adopts STEADI Algorithm to Prevent Older Adult Falls

photo: older woman with a walker getting help

Successful implementation of the STEADI workflow and electronic health record tools at the Oregon Health and Science University clinic had a national impact with the 2015 release of a clinical program that provides instructions on how to incorporate STEADI into any health system using the Epic EHR system.

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Keep Them STEADI: Preventing Older Adult Falls in Hospital-Based Settings

illustration of a hip fracture

The Rees-Jones Trauma Center at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas integrated components of STEADI into its fall prevention program in 2012. Using STEADI’s evidence-based approach in hospital-based settings can significantly improve injury prevention programs, improve patient outcomes, and prevent falls in older adults.

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Train today! Pharmacists: keep your older patients independent! cdc.gov APhA

 

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