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Digital Seminar

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


Faculty :
M. Catherine Wollman
Duration:
6 Hours 14 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Apr 23, 2018
Product Code:
POS077365
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

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.

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: This activity is designed to qualify for continuing education for the following professionals in every state: Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Nursing Home Administrators

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 - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 13305 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.


Nurses - Florida (Self-Study)

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.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Nurses - Iowa (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 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.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC (Self-Study)

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: 04/23/2021.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants (Self-Study)

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 self-study contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 04/23/2020.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants (Self-Study)

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.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - California (Self-Study)

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.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - Illinois (Self-Study)

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.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - New York (Self-Study)

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.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants - Texas (Self-Study)

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1807032TX 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.


Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

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

M. Catherine Wollman Related seminars and products: 2

MSN, RN, GNP-BC


M. Catherine Wollman has been a gerontological nurse practitioner for over 25 years, caring for older adults in acute care, long-term care and home care. Catherine has served as the Director of Senior Health for a large hospital system offering a full spectrum of services, including prevention, acute care, and rehabilitation. In this capacity, she managed outpatient services for seniors and cared for 100 high-risk older adults. As a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, she worked with a nationally-recognized transitional care program for high-risk older adults. Currently, she teaches clinical GNP students in Pennsylvania. Throughout the variety of settings in which Catherine has worked, fall prevention has been an area of interest and opportunity. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: M. Catherine Wollman is a visiting Professor with Chamberlain College of Nursing. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: M. Catherine Wollman is a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Additional Resources

To order the book, TOP 10 Geriatric Syndromes - Clinical Management Strategies, please visit our product store.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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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.

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!

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Nursing Home Administrators

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