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Assessing and Preventing Patient Falls

Falls are a leading cause of extended hospital stays, poor patient outcomes, and high cost of health care. Falls are also highly preventable. This program will cover informative topics related to patient falls that are useful to administrators, educators, doctors, nurses and nursing assistants alike. Multiple recent studies that have been conducted regarding falls will be reviewed. The purpose of this OnDemand Webinar will be to assist you in the hospital setting, long-term care, home care, and rehabilitation in assessing the risk for falls of your patients and then describe methods of successful fall prevention.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to identify key data regarding fall incidence and mortality.
  • You will be able to discuss factors related to patient falls.
  • You will be able to identify resources to assist in identifying patients at risk for falls.
  • You will be able to describe various fall prevention methods.

Runtime: 96 minutes
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Agenda

Discuss Relevant Data on Falls

  • Background
  • Epidemiology
  • Cost
  • Incidence
  • Mortality

Explore Resources Regarding Falls

  • Governmental Agencies in the U.S.
  • Global Governmental Agencies
  • Useful Checklists
  • Other Useful Tools

Explain Methods of Assessing Risk for Falls

  • Evidence Based Fall Risk Assessments
  • Morse Falls Scale
  • The Hendrich II Fall Risk Model
  • Fall Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT)
  • Post Falls Assessment

Discuss Factors Which Are Related to Patient Falls

  • Polypharmacy
  • Environmental Risk
  • Medical Conditions

Explain Methods of Preventing Falls in Varied Settings

  • Hospital Prevention
  • Long Term Care Prevention
  • Home Prevention
  • Community Prevention
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This course was last revised on June 4, 2013.

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Faculty

Marlene F. Kellner, MS, RN

Marlene F. Kellner, MS, RN

  • Practicing registered professional nurse In both the intensive care and coronary care units
  • Clinical instructor
  • Adjunct professor in an accredited nursing program
  • AHA BLS instructor
  • Charge nurse for ICU/CCU and SD units
  • Member of American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Winner of the 2012 Virginia Henderson Award
  • M.S. and B.S. degrees, Long Island University C.W. Post Campus
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Marie B. O'Brien, RN, MSN, ANP, CCRN

Marie B. O'Brien, RN, MSN, ANP, CCRN

Marie O’Brien RN, MSN, ANP-C, CCRN

  • Registered professional nurse for more than 22 years in critical care
  • Nurse practitioner in pain management
  • Wrote and presented “Introduction to Critical Care Nursing” a 55 CNE course for new critical care nurses
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of bedside nursing in the critical care environment and management of chronic pain patients
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on critical care nursing, pain management and certification review for critical care nursing, progressive care nursing and medical surgical nursing
  • Writer of several programs related to critical care nursing and certification review
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses Ambassador
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses Regional Summit
  • Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Association Nurse of Excellence nominee
  • Member of American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Academy of Nurse Practitioner and American Society for Pain Management Nursing
  • Masters degree in nursing, Stony Brook University; bachelors degree in nursing, Stony Brook University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 390734
Published 2013
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