Title

Geriatric Trauma Patients and Altered Mental Status

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2016

Abstract

A 76-year-old woman presented to the ED with right rib pain after tripping on a rug and sustaining a fall down the stairs in her home. The patient’s chart review showed a history of multiple falls over the past year, with injuries including left rib fracture, right distal radius fracture, ankle sprain, forehead contusion, and left hip contusion.