Podcast 80: Dr. Mailo on Falls in the Elderly

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I’m interviewing my co-host, emergency physician, Dr. Kevin Mailo on approaches to assessing and managing falls in the elderly. 

In summary, falls are the leading cause of injury-related visits to emergency departments in North America and the primary etiology of accidental deaths in persons over the age of 65 years. Outpatient evaluation of a patient who has fallen includes a focused history with an emphasis on medications (Beers Criteria), a directed physical examination and simple tests of postural control and overall physical function. Treatment is directed at the underlying cause of the fall and can return the patient to baseline function.

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Posted on 14/05/2022 by Dr. Dimitre