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Taking a stand against falls

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“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” That may be a movie quote, but we in health care know the danger of falls. That’s why earlier this week, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare announced its Preventing Falls with Injury project. With patient falls accounting for approximately 11,000 deaths in U.S. hospitals annually, the Center began working on systems and solutions to combat this problem.

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05/01/2014
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Speak Up: Reduce your risk of falling

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One out of three adults age 65 and older gets injured from falls every year. But anyone can fall. Making simple changes can mean a big difference when it comes to preventing falls. Watch the latest video from the Speak Up gang, and learn how to reduce your risk of falling!
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08/03/2011
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Speak Up : Reducir el riesgo de caidas

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Uno de cada tres adultos mayores de 65 años sufren caídas cada año. Pero caerse puede pasarle a cualquiera. Haciendo cambios sencillos pueden significar una gran diferencia cuando se trata de la prevención de caídas. ¡Vea el más reciente en la serie de videos animados del programa Speak Up™, y aprenda cómo reducir el riesgo de caerse!
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08/03/2011
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Speak Up: Reduce Your Risk of Falling

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Each year, millions of people are injured by falls. People at risk of falling include hospital patients, nursing home residents and those who are recovering from an illness or injury at home.

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07/27/2010

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