Developing a fall-reduction programme for lower-extremity joint arthroplasty patients

Source: Anesthesiology Clinics, 2014, Vol 32 no 4 p. 853-864

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Date of publication: December 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Total joint arthroplasty patients are at increased risk for post-operative falls, but by working as a team, people of different specialities can provide a multidisciplinary approach that is associated with greater success in implementing interventions and reducing fall rates. These interventions are an integral part of patient care, and are necessary for long-term changes. Multicomponent interventions addressing specific risk factors are also essential to a successful fall reduction programme.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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