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Elderly Falls-Susan Kartiko

Susan Kartiko, MD, is a trauma surgeon who worked at Bay State Health in Springfield, Mass before coming to George Washington University Hospital in August 2019. Her interests are primarily in the field of geriatric trauma and falls prevention. Kartiko discusses the high prevalence of falls in the elderly.

Learning objectives include:

define the steps of a fall risk assessment in elderly patients,

apply lesson to offer prevention measures to patients to reduce the risk of falls

explore the extensive financial and social costs of this problem.

Sources:

CDC. "Older Adult Falls." Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/index.html

  • Format
    Video
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Credits
    1 CE
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