In long-term care facilities, between one-half and three-quarters of residents fall each year. In an era where both the cost of care and resident outcomes are on the feds’ radar, preventing falls needs to be a top priority for administrators. The organization and implementation of fall prevention activities within long-term care facilities require is a two-step process:
This course is designed to assist long-term care administrators in organizing and implementing fall prevention programs, and provide nurse educators with an understanding of the clinical and organizational aspects of successful fall prevention programs and their implementation. In turn, educators can use this material to develop in-services that support staff in their fall prevention efforts.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Chapter 1: Knowing About Falls
Chapter 2: Adhering to a Clinical Process
Chapter 3: Organizing and Implementing a Fall Prevention Program
Chapter 4: The Bottom Line
Chapter 5: References
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.