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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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Class Accreditation
All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.

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 District of Columbia Board of Nursing Assistive Personnel, Florida Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants; CE Broker CE Provider #: 50-13256.   
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Fall Prevention: Guidance on Utilization of Low Beds and Floor Mats

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Fall Prevention: Guidance on Utilization of Low Beds and Floor Mats
Up to one-half of all falls in hospitals and long-term care facilities involve falling from bed. To avoid bed falls, the usual fall preventive protocol is to maintain patient (*) beds in the low position. For some patients, the low position may not be the safest position. Some individuals may require assistance either to get out of bed, or into bed, or require the bed to be slightly higher than the low setting. The purpose of this course is to provide acute care hospital and nursing home staff with practical guidance on the utilization of low beds and floor mats in helping to prevent falls and injurious falls from bed.

(*) The term ‘patient’ is used to refer to both acute hospital patients and long-term care residents.


Objectives


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

Recognize the reasons for bed falls.
Identify the difference between fixed and adjustable low beds.
Explain the benefits of using adjustable low beds.
Discuss the clinical approach to utilizing low beds.
Describe the steps needed to achieve success with low beds.
State the benefits of using floor mats.
Define the appropriate use of floor mats.

Curriculum


Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Causes of Bed-Related Falls
Health Conditions
Environmental Factors
Situational Factors

Chapter Three: Low Beds
Fixed Low Beds
Adjustable Low Beds

Chapter Four: Utilizing Adjustable Low Beds
Step 1: Assess Fall Risk from Bed
Step 2: Assess Bed Mobility
Step 3: Assess Need for Injurious Fall Precautions
Step 4: Communicate Risk
Step 5: Monitor Risk
Step 6: Follow Up
Step 7: Post-Fall

Chapter Five: Achieving Success with Low Beds
“Low Bed” Nurse Coordinator
Education
Administrative Support

Chapter Six: Low Bed Audits
Audit Process

Chapter Seven: Floor Mats
Selection Criteria
Clinical Issues

 


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