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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.

  • Agenda

  • 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
  • Risk Assessment Procedures
  • Environmental Risk Assessment Procedures
  • The Post-Fall Assessment
  • Conclusion

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with a description of how to set up a comprehensive fall prevention program in their facility, 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 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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