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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, West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 
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Organizing and Implementing a Fall Prevention Program

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Organizing and Implementing a Fall Prevention Program

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: 

  • First, it’s essential to have a baseline knowledge of falls. This helps build clinical processes that enable nurses to prevent falls.  
  • Second, there are several organizational steps that are crucial to support both the efforts of frontline bedside nurses in preventing falls and the successful implementation of fall prevention programs. 


This course is designed to:

  • Assist long-term care administrators in organizing and implementing fall prevention programs.
  • 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.
     



Objectives


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List reasons for falls occur in long-term care facilities. 
  • State the importance of the fall prevention process in reducing fall risk. 
  • Explain key organizational steps needed to implement a fall prevention program.
  • Discuss the importance of administrative leadership in organizing and implementing fall prevention activities.

Curriculum


Introduction

Chapter 1: Knowing About Falls
Why Falls Occur
Where Falls Occur 
When Falls Occur
How Falls Occur

Chapter 2: Adhering to a Clinical Process
Assessing Fall Risk
Communicating Risk
Multidisciplinary Evaluation
Care Planning
Post-Fall Assessment
Monitoring

Chapter 3: Organizing and /Implementing a Fall Prevention Program
Establish a “Culture of Safety”
Appoint a Falls Nurse Coordinator or Champion
Promote Education
Develop a Fall Management Committee
Piloting the Fall Prevention Program
Conduct Quality Improvement Activities
Administrative Support

Summary: The Bottom Line

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