Geriatric Trauma Patients and Altered Mental Status
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.
Marco, C. A.,
Edgell, A. M.,
Eggers, C. N.,
Fagan, C. R.,
& Olson, J. E.
(2016). Geriatric Trauma Patients and Altered Mental Status. Emergency Medicine.