Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult

Project / Initiative: 
Long-Term Care Best Practices Program
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About this Guideline:

Increase your confidence, knowledge, skills and abilities in the identification of adults within health care facilities at risk of falling and to define interventions for the prevention of falling.

The guideline does not include interventions for the prevention of falls and fall injuries in older adults living in community settings. The guideline has relevance to areas of clinical practice including acute care and long-term care, and will assist nurses to apply the best available research evidence to clinical decisions, and to promote the responsible use of health care resources.

Revised: 2005
Supplement: 2011

Related File(s):
Falls Summary174.91 KB
Falls Supplement1.17 MB