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Falls among older residents and other at-risk residents are very common. This program on fall prevention can help you and your institution meet the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals for Long Term Care. The program will cover the importance of making a risk assessment for each person in care, and a risk assessment of the environment at the facility. It also covers a wide variety of preventative strategies and products for reducing the risk of injury from falls. Lastly, this program describes setting up a comprehensive fall prevention program in your facility, including how to properly report a fall by creating a thorough post-fall assessment.


To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Study the Content.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a passing score of 80% or more.

    This program describes the importance of a team of professionals and family coming together to give calm and reassuring care to terminally ill residents. The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Fall Risk Assessment: The Resident
  • Fall Risk Assessment: The Environment
  • Fall Prevention Strategies
  • Fall Prevention Tools and Products
  • A Fall Prevention Program
  • Risk Assessment Procedures
  • Environmental Risk Assessment Procedures
  • The Post-Fall Assessment
  • Conclusion

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of who is at risk for trips and falls in a healthcare facility, and which elements in the environment also put residents at increased risk for falls. It provides nurses with information about the wide variety of preventative strategies and products that can be used to reduce the risk of injury from falls. And lastly, the program explains how to set up a comprehensive fall prevention program, including how to properly report a fall by creating a thorough post-fall assessment.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the seven crucial screening factors that must be assessed to determine a resident's level of fall risk.
  • Conduct a thorough risk assessment of the environment throughout the facility.
  • Accurately identify which residents are at risk for trips and falls in a facility.
  • Educate at-risk residents and their family members about the specific risk factors associated with their condition, and review strategies to minimize them.
  • Utilize a variety of tools and techniques to minimize fall risk in the resident environment.
  • Identify the risk or level of risk for residents
  • Implement preventative strategies and nursing procedures to reduce the risk of falls for residents
  • Utilize a wide range of tools and products designed to prevent falls and protect residents from fall-related injuries.
  • Identify the purpose and duties of a fall prevention committee.
  • Explain the importance of defining risk assessment policies and procedures within the facility.
  • Describe the importance of defining fall prevention protocols, educating fellow staff members, and monitoring the effectiveness of protocols once they have been put in place.
  • Outline important points to cover in a post-fall assessment and root cause analysis.

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    Fall Prevention in Long Term Care Online course
    • Course ID:
      244921
    • Duration:
      n/a
    • Price:
      $50