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- Website: Government of BC
- Resource type: General web page
Summary - The message of this resource is:
In the case of a fall, consider a checklist such as a personal alarm for medical services, easy to reach telephones and blankets to stay warm.
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emergency response, fall-related injury, home modification, injury prevention
How was this rated?
Step 1 - Evidence-based
Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 12/31/2018 1:06:24 AM
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