Many falls in long-term care facilities occur from bed. Falls occur when residents try to get out of bed on their own, most often to go to the bathroom to meet toileting needs. 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 d esigning strategies aimed at preventing bed falls.
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Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Steps in Reducing Bed-Related Falls
Chapter 3: Strategies to Reduce Bed Falls
Chapter 4: Environmental Strategies
Chapter 5: Strategies to Reduce Falls and Injury
Chapter 6: Follow Up/Monitoring
Chapter 7: Bed Safety Audits
Chapter 8: Achieving Success with Bed Safety
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.
Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #: 7046. This document must be retained by the certified nurse assistant for a period of four years after the course completion. Provider approved by the Florida and Wyoming Boards of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.