At what height are falls considered more severe?
Three times the person’s height
What is a predictable injury from the vertical fall?
Bilateral calcaneus fractures
What happens to the head, neck and torso once landing on the ground?
They all are displaced downward
Why do children fall head first a majority of the time?
Their heads are proportionally larger and heavier
What is an important question to ask a elderly fall victim?
Do you take any blood thinners, because if they do there is an increased risk of internal bleeding