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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 and New Mexico through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 
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Fall Prevention: Guidance on Change of Condition

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Fall Prevention: Guidance on Change of Condition
Whenever a long-term care resident develops an acute illness, such as a urinary tract infection, pneumonia, or a fall in blood sugar, for example, the individual is said to be undergoing a ‘change in condition’(COC). Any sudden illness that causes COC can increase the risk of falling. This is well known by the nursing staff. However, there are a host of changes that can occur to a resident’s physical status (such as in their ability to walk and keep balance) or cognitive status (such as an inability to understand conversation), which can place individuals at risk of falling, but their presentation may not be as dramatic as an acute illness. The ability to detect COC at its easiest stages in residents who are at fall risk can greatly improve the ability to prevent falls from occurring. Small changes may go unnoticed unless the caregiver knows what to look for. The purpose of this course is to assist nursing and other staff in long -term care facilities (nursing homes and assisted living facilities) in identifying and recognizing COC in common health conditions that place residents at risk of falling. 


Objectives


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

  • Discuss health conditions associated with fall risk
  • Recognize the need for change, especially in residents at fall risk
  • Identify existing screening/assessment tools to quickly identify baseline health conditions and COC
  • Describe important signs and symptoms in identifying COC
  • List tools available to communicate COC

Curriculum


Chapter 1: Introduction
Fall Risk Factors
What is COC?

Chapter 2: Detecting COC
Health Conditions and Aging
Detecting COC
Fall Risk Domains

Chapter 3: Physical Domain
Mobility
Vision
Hearing
Chronic Pain
Urinary Incontinence
Postural Hypotension
Insomnia
Medications
Nutrition

Chapter 4: Psychological Domain
Cognitive Impairment
Alzheimer's Disease
Cautions for Screening and Assessing Cognitive Function
Delirium
Depression
Anxiety
Fear of Falling

Chapter 5: Environments and COC
Potential Hazards
Ambulation
Lighting
Furnishing
Bathrooms
The Environment and COC

Chapter 6: Tools to Communicate COC
Early Warning Tools

Chapter 7: Top Conditions to Watch

Chapter 8: Summary

Summary
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