Falls among older residents and other at-risk residents are very common. This is the first of three programs on fall prevention that can help you and your institution meet the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals for Long Term Care. This 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.
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.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
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