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Chapter 5

Mechanical Falls Aren’t Just Mechanical

Christina Shenvi MD, PhD and Rob Orman, MD
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Geriatric EM specialist Christina Shenvi breaks down the nuance of something that might seem simple but is anything but; the geriatric patient who falls and hits their head. In this episode, why the term 'mechanical fall' should not be the final diagnosis when an elderly patient trips and falls, when to get a CT head and neck in even minor trauma, utility (or lack thereof) in doing repeat head CTs on anticoagulated pts with minor head trauma, and so much more...

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Karl T. -

Maybe I misheard, but I think you said age > 65 is an exclusion for the Canadian head CT rule. My understanding is that age >65 is not an exclusion but rather one of the risk criteria.

Rob O., MD -

Hey Karl! You are so right! I completely misspoke on this and thanks for point it out. We'll put a correction in an upcoming bits and pieces.

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