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Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
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Toileting is an important factor contributing to falling, which the MFS does not capture.
Identification of patients at risk for falling should be done on admission to the acute care setting.
Thanks to antiretroviral therapy, * people are living to older age with HIV, and older age raises the risk of frailty, falling, and broken bones.
Falling not only causes physical injuries like bruises, broken bones, or concussions, but also affects people's mental health.
Additionally, falls in older adults lead to fear of falling which causes further decline in physical and mental abilities, increased risk of falling, and decreasing health-related quality of life [8].
The characteristics of the participants, including age, disease duration, active clinical findings, fall history (during the last 12 months), fear of falling, and drugs usage were recorded.
Preventing patient falls begins with an accurate assessment of a patient's risk of falling followed by the initiation and continued evaluation of a fall prevention program based on patient-specific identified risks (Graf, 2011).
In this study 'fall' is defined as 'a patient falling, coming in contact with the ground or another surface, suddenly and without expectation.' It excludes falling as a result of violence or deliberately falling.
In the example of a worker falling from a ladder, the secondary source could be the floor or ground.
Age Cymru's Spread the Warmth coordinator Angharad Phillips said: "As we grow older, gradual changes to our health, medications we take and cold weather can contribute to an increased risk of falling, but many falls are preventable.
I was used to falling. The camera wasn't, so I crossed my fingers that it still worked.