Trauma teams learn about Falls Prevention

May Day trauma conference.

Dr. Margaret Drickamer, Dr. Sasha Adams and David Sifen from EMS presented together at the annual May Day trauma conference.  Building a continuum of falls prevention that includes pre-hospital services will lead to actual system change according to conference organizers. EMS providers now offer a multi factorial falls risk assessment to patients in Orange County over the age of 65.  The CGEC plans to expand this model to other regions of the state beginning this summer.