The majority of falls in long-term care facilities occur from bed, around the bed, in the bathroom, or between the bed and bathroom. Many falls occur when residents try to get out of bed on their own. These falling events are associated with significant physical and psychological complications. This course is designed to assist long-term care staff in understanding why residents fall from bed, and in the bedrooms/bathroom and to design strategies aimed at preventing these falls.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Beds
Chapter 3: Strategies to Reduce Bed Falls and Injury
Chapter 4: The Bedroom
Chapter 5: The Bathroom
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.