Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) new STEADI Tool Kit gives health care providers
information and tools to assess and address their older patients' falls risk.
The STEADI (Stopping Elderly
Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) Tool Kit is based on a simple algorithm adapted from the American and
British Geriatric Societies' Clinical Practice Guideline. It includes basic information about falls, case studies, conversation starters, and standardized gait and balance assessment tests (with instructional videos). In addition, there are educational handouts about falls prevention specifically
designed for patients and their friends and family.
who are experts in falls prevention assisted CDC with the development of the
toolkit, specifically with the evidence based community falls prevention
programs. Additionally, APTA staff appear in several videos on tests that were recorded at APTA.
to the toolkit also is available on APTA's Balance and Falls webpage under "Related
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