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1

Factors related to balance problems in the aging patient

Cognition Heart GI Isolation What we eat Musculoskeletal Metabolic disorders Nervous system Polypharmacy Sensory loss

2

To prevent future falls

SPLATT

3

What is SPLATT

Symptoms Previous falls Location Activity Trauma Time of day

4

Physical exam related to fall prevention

Assess musculoskeletal health Check pulse/bp/heart Assess neurology Check eyes/eats Assess balance/functional status Check for fecal occult blood

5

Strategies to decrease risk of falls

Slip

6

What does slip stand for

Strengthen lower extremity Limber up/ankle and hip flexibility Improve balance Posture

7

Number one muscle to strengthen to prevent falls

Quadriceps

8

ABCs

Add leg strength Build better balance Create flexibility

9

DEFG

Drug review Encourage to do ABCs Fluids Get tested-sugar, pressure, heart rate