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Immediately after the elderly has fallen



What procedures should be followed when it is apparent that the fallen elderly person is injured and we are waiting for 911 to respond?


Some suggestions for immediate post fall for older person after 911 has been called: 

The suggestions are intended to give basic care for an individual who has fallen.

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Response by:

Evelyn L Fitzwater, DSN, RN Evelyn L Fitzwater, DSN, RN
Associate Professor Emerita
Associate Director of the
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati