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 is the third of three programs on fall prevention that can help you keep patients safe and help your institution meet the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals. This program will describe setting up a comprehensive fall prevention program in your facility. This includes how to properly report a fall by creating a thorough post-fall assessment.
To complete this course, you must do the following:
This activity is organized around the following categories:
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:
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