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Key questions on falls

Module summary
Consultant geriatrician Dr Rod Kersh answers questions from GP Dr Mandy Fry on establishing underlying disease and medications most likely to lead to falls
Learning objectives

This module will update you on:

  • The questions to ask to determine if a patient that is falling frequently has an underlying disease
  • Using warfarin in patients that fall frequently
  • Medications that may be increasing falls
  • Environmental factors that can contribute to falls 
Author

Dr Rod Kersh is a consultant physician and geriatrician at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Chelsea Doughty is an improvement fellow at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Mandy Fry is a GP in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Date module published
21/03/2016
Module due for review
21/03/2018
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Hollistic approach advised. Practical tips.
Numan Md Yusuf
19.06.2017.
Section on investigation and physical causes required
Spencer Quick
18.05.2017.
Excellent module.
Mukthar Ahmad
05.05.2017.
ok
Patrick Scully
08.03.2017.
helpful run through of some the issues around falls.
Maeve Mc Inerney
29.01.2017.