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Falls Assessment in Older People

Falls Assessment in Older People

Falls Assessment in Older People

Vinay Karanam and Nataraj Kasaravalli
Vinay Karanam and Nataraj Kasaravalli
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 16 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 06 Nov 2019

Reference: 188077

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A third of people over the age of 65 will have at least one fall in the next year. Management in primary care aims to reduce the consequences of falls on the individual and society. This session considers risk factors for falling, provides a framework for GPs to assess patients who have fallen in the community, and reviews the management of older people at risk of falling.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Identify the consequences of falls for elderly people
• Describe the risk factors for falling
• Explain the management of a patient who has fallen
• Describe ways that the risk of falls can be reduced
Vinay Karanam and Nataraj Kasaravalli

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Vinay Karanam and Nataraj Kasaravalli
on behalf of Health Education England

Vinat Karanam -
Vinay currently works as a GP in Liverpool. He has been a GP for three years. Vinay completed medical rotation before joining general practice.

His special interests are diabetes, for which he is practice lead, gynaecology, palliative care and elderly care. His is also a Clinical Auditor for Urgent Care 24 - out of hours GP organisation for Liverpool and Knowsley.

Vinay’s hobbies include photography, listening and watching Indian classical music and dance; and watching movies. He lives with his wife and young daughter who at the moment keeps Vinay and his wife on their toes.

Nataraj Kasaravalli -
For the past five years, Nataraj has worked as a GP in Crewe, Cheshire after finishing medical rotation.

His special interests are Diabetes, Minor surgery and care of elderly.

Nataraj’s hobbies include photography, and music. He lives with his wife and daughter in Cheshire.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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