Post-Fall Management

The purpose of this course is to provide institutional staff with a best practice approach to the post-fall management. By having an increased knowledge or understanding of the post-fall management and its components, staff will be able to more easily explore appropriate solutions aimed at reducing the risk of further falls.  

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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of post fall assessment.
  2. List components of the post fall assessment.
  3. State the different definitions of falling.
  4. Explain the purpose of incident reports.
  5. List the steps to a successful post fall management program.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Post-Fall Assessment

  • Reporting Falls
  • Eliminate Serious Injury and Urgent Conditions
  • Determine the Circumstances of the Fall
  • Evaluate the Environment
  • Assess Fall Risk

Chapter 3: Post Fall Care Process

  • Implement a Post Fall Care Plan
  • Interdisciplinary Care Plan Review
  • Communicate Fall Risk
  • Post Fall Monitoring

Chapter 4: Steps to Success

  • Create a Culture of Safety
  • Educate and Train Staff
  • Educate Patients and Family Members
  • Audit Staff Compliance.
  • Assess Recurrent Fallers
  • Fall Monitoring System
  • Falls Evaluation or Consultation team
  • Post-Fall Debriefing or Problem-Solving Conference

Chapter 5: Appendix

  • Fall Report Form
  • Post Fall Action Plan
  • Post Fall: Care Plan Interventions
  • Post Fall Checklist
  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Rein Tideiksaar

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. 

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