-Assess for potential personal causes of falls: hypotension, unsteady gate, altered mental status (such as from meds), poor vision, foot pathology, cognitive changes, and fear
-In the home or community, assess for potential environmental causes of falls: Lighting, floors (loose rugs, electrical cords) stairs (absent or unsteady railings, uneven step height surfaces), furniture (lack of armrests, unsteady base), bathroom (lighting, slippery floors)
-In the home, consider alternatives to hospital or regular bed if client is extremely prone to fall out of bed: place mattress directly on floor, or place padding on floor next to bed.
13th EditionMichael R Solomon
2nd EditionDavid G Myers
10th EditionElliot Aronson, Robin M. Akert, Timothy D. Wilson
3rd EditionC. Nathan DeWall, David G Myers