Patient/Family Education
Patient and family education is a cornerstone of health care. Some patients and families may not appreciate how much an acute change in medical status or being in an unfamiliar environment can have on their risk of falling. Education can be delivered in many forms (print, verbal, demonstration) and should involve consistent messaging across staff. Education may need to be adapted to how the patient can most easily receive it (e.g. in the case of cognitive or sensory impairments).

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