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Mercy Health Center has 12-point guideline to prevent falls
Mercy Health Center of Oklahoma City, OK, has an award-winning falls prevention program that was developed with extensive assistance from the hospital's pharmacy. The health center's fall prevention tools include guidelines for assessing fall risk.
The guidelines can be useful in training pharmacists in falls risk assessment and in training pharmacy students, says Burl Beasley, RPh, MPH, medication safety coordinator at Mercy Health Center.
Beasley shares the guidelines below.
Pharmacy Fall Prevention
Program Fall Risk Rounds