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SGEM#351: How to Stop Geriatrics from Free Fallin’

The Skeptics' Guide to EM

Back then we found that at one academic site older adults attending ED with falls didn’t receive guideline-based assessment, risk stratification or management. You wonder if any emergency department (ED)-based interventions would help her and people like her be safe. Background: We looked at geriatric falls on an SGEM Xtra in 2015.