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Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult

Guidelines developed by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) to increase all nurses’ confidence, knowledge, skills and abilities in the identification of adults within health care facilities at risk of falling and to define interventions for the prevention of falling. It does not include interventions for prevention of falls and fall injuries in older adults living in community settings.

Specifically, Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult will assist nurses to:

  • Identify risk factors for falls;
  • Decrease the incidence of falls; and
  • Decrease the incidence of injurious falls.