Falls among older patients and other at-risk patients 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 program on fall prevention can help you and your institution meet the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals. 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 will also cover a wide variety of preventative strategies and products for reducing the risk of injury from falls, and describe setting up a comprehensive fall prevention program in your facility.
To complete this course, you must do the following:
The material is organized around the following categories:
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 patients at increased risk for falls. It also provides nurses with preventative strategies and products that can be used to reduce the risk of injury from falls, and a description of how to set up a comprehensive fall prevention program.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
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