Necessity of a drug-related item in a geriatric inpatient fall assessment tool

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: HAYASHI, Yuichi (Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Neurology and Geriatrics, Gifu, Japan)
  • Co-author(s): Yuichi Hayashi: Neurology and Geriatrics, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Shohei Nishida: Pharmacology, Gifu University Hospital, Gifu, Japan
    Sayuri Tamai: Nursing, Gifu University Hospital, Gifu, Japan
    Akio Suzuki: Pharmacology, Gifu University Hospital, Gifu, Japan
    Akio Kimura: Neurology and Geriatrics, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    Yoshinori Itoh: Pharmacology, Gifu University Hospital, Gifu, Japan
    Takashi Inuzuka: Neurology and Geriatrics, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Fall estimation in geriatric inpatients is important to prevent falls in hospitals.  We have used the revised Izumi’s fall assessment tool for geriatric inpatients since 2004.  As some fallers in the hospital were estimated to have low fall risk by the current tool, measures for preventing falls in the hospital were not taken.  Moreover, ..

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