Clinical pharmacist involvement in fall management in a polymorbid geriatric patient with a history of recurrent falls

Authors: Martin Doseděl;  Josef Malý;  Jan Vosátka;  Petr Mikolášek;  Iva Brabcová;  Hana Hajduchová;  Sylva Bártlová;  Valérie Tóthová;  Jiří Vlček
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav ošetřovatelství, porodní asistence a neodkladné péče, Zdravotně sociální fakulta, Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích
Published in: Čes. slov. Farm., 2018; 67, 205-211


Patient falls represent a significant burden on healthcare facilities, particularly by prolonging hospitalization and increasing the cost of subsequent healthcare. In most cases, fall is caused by a combination of several modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors. The pharmacotherapy, which is often unreasonably administered in relation to patient health condition and drug combination, belongs among the modifiable risk factors. In this case report, the potential effect of pharmacotherapy on the patient fall-related risk as well as clinical pharmacy service that can contribute to reducing the risk of falls by engaging of clinical pharmacist in a multidisciplinary team with focus on the risks of pharmacotherapy and their management are shown.


fall – fall risk increasing drugs (FRIDs) – clinical pharmacist


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