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Digital Seminar

Fall Prevention Challenges: Real Solutions to Reduce Falls, Prevent Injuries and Limit Liability


Faculty:
Jennifer Cellar
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Nov 16, 2016
Product Code:
POS077095
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Which fall prevention interventions are effective - and which are not?
  • Tips to effectively manage your high risk & challenging patients
  • The must-have tools for an effective multidisciplinary fall prevention program
  • Identify risk: The latest guidelines for fall risk assessments
  • New technology available to prevent falls and limit injury
  • Comprehensive patient evaluations following a fall

Falls frequently result in significant adverse effects not only to patients but also to families and institutions. The far-reaching effects of falls make fall prevention an important topic for all healthcare providers. Falls are associated with increased morbidity and mortality and are frequently a source of litigation and insurance claim denial. The impact of falls is extensive from psychologically to financially. The complex multifactorial causes of falls, such as cognitive disorders, gait impairment and environmental factors, make fall prevention a challenge; however, there are evidence-based interventions available to mitigate the risks for even the most challenging situations.

Healthcare professionals are increasingly aware of the importance of fall data, adverse effects from falls and limited staffing resources to provide 1:1 supervision to prevent falls. This seminar will provide realistic, efficient, and effective solutions to address falls. Learn best practice guidelines, evidenced-based interventions and prevention strategies, as well as how to apply this knowledge to your practice setting. This seminar will provide a hands-on, logical step-by-step approach to develop effective fall prevention plans to reduce falls, prevent injuries and limit liability. Join me for this comprehensive and dynamic seminar to explore your challenges and develop solutions for your struggles with falls.

OUTLINE

How to Prevent Falls Before They Occur

  • Who is likely to fall?
  • Which risk factors can we modify?
  • Precipitating causes - what to watch for
  • Institutional barriers - avoiding 1:1s
  • Important implications of co-morbidities
  • The benefits of vitamin D

Fall Risk Assessment

  • Current guidelines
  • Who should we screen?
  • Multi-factorial causes of falls
  • Recommended fall risk assessments

Fall Prevention Strategies

  • What works and what does not
  • Addressing alarm fatigue
  • Avoiding 1:1s
  • Effective evidence-based interventions
  • Education & assistive devices

Putting Together a Successful Fall Prevention Program

  • Patient-specific interventions
  • Developing a multidisciplinary program: Roles & responsibilities
  • Fall rounds

Patient Evaluation

  • History
  • Physical exam
  • Evaluation tools (POMA tool, Get up and go test, Functional reach test, Berg balance test, Short physical performance battery)
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Review of Gait Disorders (video)

What to do When a Patient Falls: Hands-On Evaluation

  • Assess need for immediate medical care
  • Evaluate for acute illness/preceding factors
  • Communication with caregivers
  • Common injuries
  • Goals of care

Difficult Situations

  • Frequent fallers - when injury prevention is your goal!
  • Anticoagulation risks
  • Prolonged time on floor
  • What to do when fractures occur
  • Head trauma management

Preventing Risk and Limiting Liability

  • Home safety evaluations
  • Communication and documentation
  • Quality improvement opportunities
  • High-risk scenarios: Case studies
  • Addressing family concerns with falls
  • Managing poor outcomes

Fall Prevention Plan Development

  • Apply what we have learned
  • Solutions for your biggest challenges!

OBJECTIVES

  1. Evaluate precipitating causes for falls so that preventative measures can be in place.
  2. Formulate a comprehensive evaluation for high fall risk patients.
  3. Analyze medications that are known to contribute in various ways to fall risks.
  4. Assess the risk for adverse patient outcome and need for urgent intervention.
  5. Determine the tools necessary for a multidisciplinary fall prevention program.
  6. Select patient-specific fall prevention interventions for a successful fall prevention plan.
  7. Evaluate the impact of common gait disorders on fall risk.

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

 

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Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: .


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

Jennifer Cellar Related seminars and products: 2

MSN, APRN, CNP


Jennifer Cellar, MSN, APRN, CNP, currently practices as a nurse practitioner in Rhode Island, providing care to an adult/ geriatric population in a skilled nursing facility. Her expertise caring for high risk fall patients has provided her with insights to develop clinically-applicable and effective interventions for even the most difficult clinical scenarios. Additionally, she has gained valuable experiences as a provider working in diverse settings throughout her career, from acute care to sub-acute and long-term care. Jenny has had the opportunity to work at several prestigious institutions, including Yale New Haven Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital; she is currently affiliated with Brown University as a Teaching Associate in Medicine. As a sought-after presenter for interdisciplinary healthcare audiences around the country, Jenny draws from her vast knowledge on a variety of topics, including: fall prevention, transitional care and quality improvement.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Jennifer Cellar has an employment relationship with Medical Associates of RI; and Brown University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Cellar is a member of the American Nurses Association; and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.


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Target Audience

Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals

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Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

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We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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