TITLE

Pharmacist involvement in fall prevention

AUTHOR(S)
Hoy, Susan
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;8/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 16, p1312
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
52946868

 

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