Why is blood pressure important in a falls risk assessment?
Rachel Charvill Advanced nurse practitioner, Community health services, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Lynn MacDiarmid Advanced nurse practitioner, Community health services, RAPID-1 DFU Trial, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
A drop in blood pressure on standing increases the risk of falls in older people with comorbidities
Nurses have a professional duty to uphold the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code and ensure that they ‘always practise in line with the best available evidence’ (NMC 2018).
Nursing Older People.
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