Ground-level falls are now the single most common cause of traumatic injury treated at Oregon Health & Science University — more than gunshots, motor vehicle crashes or work-related accidents. Although they may sound innocuous, injuries caused by ground-level falls can be life-threatening, especially among older adults with underlying medical conditions — and most of these falls are preventable.
OHSU will host a public screening event to assess participants’ risk of falls and provide tips to prevent them.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13.
OHSU Center for Health & Healing Building 1, ground-floor atrium, 3303 S. Bond Ave., Portland.
Health care professionals will conduct individualized assessments for participants, including testing for vision, gait and balance. Members of the media are invited to observe the assessments and interview medical professionals, including a geriatrician and a trauma surgeon who can speak about the surprisingly dangerous and commonplace risk of ground-level falls.
Please RSVP to Erik Robinson, OHSU, at email@example.com or 971-373-3534.