Falls Assessment and Prevention in Older People: CG161 (NICE)

Summary

This National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline covers the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. This guideline updates and replaces the earlier guidance on “Falls (NICE Clinical Guideline 21)” and includes information on the assessment and prevention of falls in older people in hospital.

“All people aged 65 or older are covered by all guideline recommendations. People aged 50 to 64 who are admitted to hospital and are judged by a clinician to be at higher risk of falling because of an underlying condition are also covered by the guideline recommendations about assessing and preventing falls in older people during a hospital stay”.

Read more: Falls.

The main section headings in “Falls Assessment and Prevention in Older People: NICE Clinical Guideline 161” comprise:

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Reference

Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 13th 2013. NICE Clinical Guideline 161.

NICE Falls Pathway

A new NICE Pathway has been created to provide a succinct “map of medicine” style graphic summary of this guidance:

Falls in older people pathway. NICE Pathways. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 2013. Full Text Link.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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