Flashcards in Falls history Deck (9):
What information about the fall(s) itself should be asked?
If this was the first, and if not how many have happened before?
What happened before, during (try to identify cause of fall) and after
If consciousness was lost
If any injuries were sustained
Reason for conducting a thorough systems review in a falls history
To identify risk factors for falls
Neurological/ENT/opthalmology system review- ask about
Instability of gait
? delirium/dementia (e.g. memory loss)
MSK review- ask about
Periods of immobility
Cardio review- ask about
Shortness of breath
Endocrine causes for falls
What is an independent risk factor for falls?
Polypharmacy- 5 or more drugs
Aspects of social history to ask about
Living situation and environment
Activities of daily living