Patient Education Tool: Fall Prevention Brochures, Posters

Written by Jaimie Oh | February 13, 2012 | Print  |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a free, downloadable brochure and poster to help patients understand fall prevention.

The brochure and poster outline four ways patient can lower the risk of experience a fall:

1.    Begin a regular exercise program
2.    Have your health care provider review your medicines
3.    Have your vision checked
4.    Make your home safer

The brochure and poster are available in PDF and HTML formats as well as three languages (English, Spanish and Chinese).

To download the What Can YOU Do to Prevent Falls brochures and posters, click here.

Note: View our database providing reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in hospitals, surgery centers and other organizations by clicking here.

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