Residential Aged Care Communiqué Episode #2: Falls prevention and management in aged care
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This podcast draws on the Residential Aged Care Communiqué edition published in February 2018 examining the most common cause of resident deaths from injury, that is, falls.

The two cases in this edition highlight the need for robust post-falls management practice, greater awareness of circumstances that lead to falls, and the importance of good communication and documentation. The expert commentaries are from clinicians in practice: a senior occupational therapist, a senior physiotherapist, and a geriatrician.

In this episode:

  • Editorial

  • Case #1: First impressions

  • Case #2: Keeping warm in the sun

  • Commentary #1: An occupational therapist’s view

  • Commentary #2: A physiotherapist’s perspective

  • Commentary #3: Cervical-spine injuries in the elderly

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