Setting Up Fall Prevention Clinics 19121 Aim of Fall Prevention Clinics

■ To have a channel of referral for difficult cases of falls with multiple causes, i.e. truly multifactorial situations, such as high-risk individuals or patients being detected by our community nursing service

■ Mobilisation of resources and relevant referrals can be made to tackle problems like: urological problems, neurological problems and/or arrange nerve conduction testing

■ Arrange an appointment for fall assessment by special machines made for assessment of balance

■ Initiate referrals for gait analysis as required

■ Management of more challenging cases of osteoporosis such as resistance to bisphosphonates, initiation of newer therapies such as pulsatile PTH (parathyroid hormone) therapy and/or osteomalacia management

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