“The research reported on this poster was supported by Parkview Health, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Aging & In-Home Services of NE Indiana. The investigators retained full independence in the conduct of this research”
The Fall Prevention Clinic was established 4 years ago as an outpatient service within a community hospital. The patient completes a series of two appointments after a physician referral is received • 1st Visit – Composed of evaluation by a multi-disciplinary team: Neurologist (Neuro),RN Care Advisor (RN), Physical Therapist (PT), Pharmacist (RPh), Occupational Therapist (OT), and Aging & In-Home Services (AIHS) • 2nd Visit – Provides personalized recommendations to the patient and family members from each team member Patients are instructed to call the clinic and report any falls and are contacted by RN at 1 month intervals to discuss patient status, care plan compliance, and further recommendations Follow up with patient occurs every 6 months Total of 590 patients age 65 years or above were included in this study.
Schwartz, Britney BSN, RN; Yaple, Anne; Gaul, Jamie PharmD, BCPS; Ferguson, Jennifer; Hougham, Katelyn; and Chang, FenLei MD, PhD, "Team Based Approach to Fall Prevention in Elderly Population: A Four Year Review" (2018). Pharmacy. 32.