What Are You Struggling With?

Ep044 Identify factors that influence accidents and injury prevention

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        • Various factors can influence the likelihood that a  patient will get injured
        • Age and developmental stage: elderly as well patients that may physically be older, but mentally younger
        • Lifestyle: do they use seat belts? Do they drive impaired (alcohol, texting/using their smartphone?) Do they use drugs recreationally? Do they own guns?
        • Mental status:  confusion, meds or recreational drugs that influence level of alertness and decision-making capabilities
        • Environmental factors:  rugs at home, tripping hazards (for example, oxygen tubing), unsafe living environments, sanitation issues

Date Published - Mar 13, 2017
Date Modified - Dec 7, 2018