chapter  Chapter 29
Fall Prevention—Engaging the Family
WithEldo E. Frezza
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From the medical and surgical floor to the emergency department and the outpatient departments, the risk of fall is always around the corner. This does not depend upon their diseases but upon the situation they are in, such as stress, confusion, uncomfortable bed, need to go to the bathroom, and feeling imprisoned. All of these and others can be the reasons why the patient accidentally stands and tries to walk, but because they are unwell they lose their balance and fall.