Within acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities (e.g., nursing homes and assisted living centers) falls constitute the single largest category of adverse events. Anywhere from 39%-50% of patients (*) experience one or more falls. Falls are associated with significant physical and psychological complications, including:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Fall Prevention Process
Chapter 3: Steps to Success
Chapter 4: Measuring Success
Chapter 5: Root Causes of Falls
Chapter 6: Audits
Chapter 7: Redesigning Fall Prevention Practices
Rein Tideiksaar, PhD, PA-C, or Dr. Rein as he is commonly referred to, is the president of Fall Prevent, LLC, Blackwood, New Jersey, a consulting company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly.
Dr. Tideiksaar is a gerontologist, which is a health care professional who specializes in working with elderly patients, and a geriatric physician's assistant. He has been active in the area of fall prevention for over thirty years.