Nurse Education Long Term Care
Series Overview:Falls are all too common in all healthcare settings. Some long term care units such as oncology and geriatrics experience fall rates greater than 1/5 per bed annually. Falls are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, especially for those over 65. The problem has become so serious that the Joint Commission has made reducing the risk of injury from falls one of their National Patient Safety Goals.
This three program series on fall prevention is designed to help you and your institution keep residents safe from falls and meet the Joint Commission's goal and is designated for a minimum of 1.5 hours of continuing nursing education.
The programs in this series are:
- Fall Prevention in Long Term Care: Risk Assessment - M201RA.
- Fall Prevention in Long Term Care: Preventive Strategies and Products - M201RB.
- Fall prevention in Long Term Care: A Comprehensive Fall Prevention Program - M201RC
The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with information about the wide variety of preventative strategies and products that can be used to reduce the risk of injury from falls.
- Identify the risk or level of risk for residents.
- Implement preventative strategies and nursing procedures to reduce the risk of falls for residents.
- Utilize a wide range of tools and products designed to prevent falls and protect residents from fall-related injuries.