Best Practices in Falls Reduction: A Practical Guide
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and the most common cause of injuries and hospital admissions, so nurses commonly care for victims of falls and are responsible for preventing falls. In addition, many standards address falls prevention
Purpose/Goal: To enhance nurses’ ability to reduce falls through individual and organizational interventions.
1. Define the impact of falls on patients and hospitals.
2. Describe how to assess a patient’s risk of falling.
3. Identify people, process, and technology factors for reducing falls.
4. State how to develop a falls-reduction program.
Presenter(s)/Author(s): Melissa A. Fitzpatrick, MSN, RN, FAAN; John Jorgensen, MPA, RN; Joan Forte, BSN, MBA, NE-BC; Carole Kulik, MSN, RN, ACNP, CRNP-BC; Carol Payson MSN, RN, NE-BC; Ashley Currier, BSN, RN, CMSRN; Marisa Streelman, BSN, RN, CMSRN, OCN; Sharon Stahl Wexler, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC; Catherine O’Neill D’Amico, PhD, RN, NEA-B; Elizabeth Rolston, MA, MS, RN; Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP; Lisa Goff, MSPT; Bea Leyden, BSN, RN, MBA; Dan Singleton, BSN, RN; Constance Esper-Kanze, BS, RN, CPHQ; Richard Cardente, BSN, RN, MBA
This continuing education activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Hill-Rom. Melissa A. Fitzpatrick is a manager at Hill-Rom. No other authors or planners of this continuing nursing education (CNE) activity have disclosed any relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this CNE. All content underwent peer review to eliminate bias.
Contact Hours: 1.9
Expiration Date: 12/31/2013
Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00