Complications of falls

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    So I understand that falls can cause fractures, but I can't seem to link the relationship of falls causing pneumonia? is it b/c the patient can become immobile after a fall? How can a fall cause C.diff. Can someone explain please explain this to me?
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    Falls would be a complication of c.diff as the patient is in a weaker condition.

    Bronchial pneumonia and pressure damage to the skin are all possible complications of a fall in someone unable to get up at once.
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    Quote from student200977
    So I understand that falls can cause fractures, but I can't seem to link the relationship of falls causing pneumonia? is it b/c the patient can become immobile after a fall? How can a fall cause C.diff. Can someone explain please explain this to me?
    Immobility after the fall could cause pneumonia.

    Antibiotics to treat the pneumonia put the patient at risk for contracting C.Diff.

    That's the best I've got.

    Blee
    Last edit by Blee O'Myacin on Oct 15, '08 : Reason: good grammar counts.
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    Quote from Blee O'Myacin
    Immobility after the fall could cause pneumonia.

    Antibiotics to treat the pneumonia put the patient at risk for contracting C.Diff.

    That's the best I've got.

    Blee

    Along with the immobility, rib and/or spinal fractures cause impaired respiration....


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