Falls and Their Prevention: A Geriatrics and Pharmacological Imperative
Bruce R. Troen, MD Professor and Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Director, Institute for Person Centered Care, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Buffalo
Michael R. Brodeur, PharmD, CGP, FASCP, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:
Define medical conditions and geriatric syndromes that predispose individuals to falls;
Describe the role primary/specialty medical care providers play in assessing the risks associated with falls; and
Identify the key role that pharmacists can play in addressing the impacts of medication use on risk for falls; and
Explain the benefits of an interdisciplinary, team-based, holistic approach to prevent falls.