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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.

    The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Fall Risk Assessment: The Patient
  • Fall Risk Assessment: The Environment
  • Conclusion

    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.

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

  • Identify the seven crucial screening factors that must be assessed to determine a patient's level of fall risk.
  • Conduct a thorough risk assessment of the environment throughout the facility.
  • Accurately identify which patients are at-risk for trips and falls in a hospital.
  • Educate at risk patients and their family members about the specific risk factors associated with their condition, and review strategies to minimize them.
  • Utilize a variety of tools and techniques to minimize fall risk in the patient environment.

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