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:
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:
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:
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