Are you evaluating an older adult who has fallen?

Is the patient examined prior to being moved for evidence of fracture and/or spinal injury?

Is the patient handled and transferred in a safe manner?

Is head injury known or suspected?

Is the patient anticoagulated?

Is there evidence of serious injury?

Is the patient highly vulnerable to injury?

Has the patient been immobilized because of the fall?

Has the patient had recent surgery?

Has the patient failed to improve or has the patient's condition deteriorated?

Does the patient have a history of osteoporotic fracture?


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