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Thursday, September 12, 2013

STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) Tool Kit for Health Care Providers

Created at the Centers of Disease Control Injury Center for health care providers who treat older adults who are at risk of falling or who may have fallen in the past.

The STEADI Tool Kit contains resources and tools based on a simple algorithm (adapted from the American and British Geriatric Societies’ Clinical Practice Guideline).

It includes basic information about falls, case studies, conversation starters , and standardized gait and balance assessment tests (with instructional videos). In addition, there are educational handouts about fall prevention specifically designed for patients and their friends and family

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