CDC releases free guide to pharmacists' role in preventing falls

Falls are one of the most common causes of injury for elderly people — in 2014, 29 million older Americans fell, resulting in 7 million injuries. To help prevent those injuries, the CDC, in collaboration with the American Pharmacists Association, launched a free training for pharmacists on their role in preventing falls.

STEADI: The Pharmacist's Role in Older Adult Fall Prevention is a free, online, application-based activity built out from the CDC's Stopping Early Accidents, Deaths & Injuries initiative. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

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"The training emphasizes that pharmacists are uniquely positioned to work with both patients and prescribers to identify risk factors and perform appropriate fall prevention interventions," said Grant Baldwin, PhD, director of the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention in the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

To find out more about the program, click here.

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