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Author: Derrick Tait
Date: August 2012
Journal: Nursing Standard
Issue: Volume 26, Number 51
Keywords: Preventing falls
A learning zone article encouraged Derrick Tait to make changes in his workplace to avoid falls. I work in a nursing home and care for older patients who are at increased risk of falls. Most patients are taking multiple medicines, experience age-related physiological changes and have medical conditions, which may make them more susceptible to falls. In addition, some patients have dementia, Parkinson's disease or have had a stroke.
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