Pharmacist involvement in fall prevention

Hoy, Susan
August 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;8/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 16, p1312
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's insights on the involvement of pharmacists to help prevent falls in the hospital. It mentions that in their hospital, 52% of falls happened at the gerontology-psychiatry unit. It says that the hospital formed a team to implement the measures to reduce falls. Moreover, it states that the gerontology-psychiatry nursing staff is tasked to inform the pharmacy about patients older than 65 years old who take nine or more medications.


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