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NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult your state's licensure board for nurses.

Falls among older residents and other at-risk residents are very common. In fact, as many as 75% of all residents fall every year in nursing care, and in acute care, falls make up about 38% of all adverse events. This is the second of three programs on fall prevention that can help you and your institution meet the Joint Commission's National resident Safety Goals. This program will cover a wide variety of preventative strategies and products for reducing the risk of injury from falls.

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 Prevention Strategies
  • Fall Prevention Tools and Products
  • Conclusion

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with information about the wide variety of preventative strategies and products that can be used to reduce the risk of injury from falls.

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

  • 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.

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