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Immediately after the elderly has fallen

01/30/2008

Question:

What procedures should be followed when it is apparent that the fallen elderly person is injured and we are waiting for 911 to respond?

Answer:

Some suggestions for immediate post fall for older person after 911 has been called: 

The suggestions are intended to give basic care for an individual who has fallen.

For more information:

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Response by:

Evelyn L Fitzwater, DSN, RN Evelyn L Fitzwater, DSN, RN
Associate Professor Emerita
Associate Director of the
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati