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Patient falls are the leading cause of injury related deaths for patients over 65 years of age and the number one hospital-acquired condition, making it a critical patient safety and risk management issue. Every hospital should have a falls team to reduce the number of falls, severity of falls, and increase patient mobility.
During this program, our expert will provide essential guidelines for falls prevention using evidence-based literature. She will review CMS and TJC standards on falls, AHRQ’s fall prevention toolkit, TJC’s 21 targeted solutions, and IT process to reduce falls. Attendees will learn every aspect of fall prevention and understand why it requires a multifaceted approach to address the issue.
|- Falls as a TJC Sentinel Event||-Standard of care, lawsuits & case law||- Falls roadmap|
|- Predictors for risks of falls||- TJC targeted solutions||- Benchmark & comparison of falls|
|- CMS adverse events & payment issues||- AHRQ fall prevention toolkit||- Risk assessment tools|
|- Intrinsic vs. extrinsic||- Effect of prescriptions||- Use of restraints|
|- History of falls||- Gait & balance deficit||- Bathroom & bed designs|
|- Weakness in lower extremities||- Shift changes||- And more|
|- 3 classifications of falls||- Intervention & prevention strategies||- Risk assessment|
|- Assessing individual risk factors||- Staff responsibilities||- Medication & fall risks|
|- Monitoring a program's effectiveness||- Bedrail hazards||- New guidelines on falls|
|- Educating staff, patients & family||- How IT program reduced falls by 50%||- Evaluating the environment|
|- Comprehensive falls prevention program||- Changes in condition after a fall||- New guidelines on falls|
Anyone involved with or interested in falls regulation and standards, including but not limited to: Fall Team Members, Falls Champion, Falls Clinical Nurse Specialist, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, CE Directors, Quality Improvement Staff, Physicians, Nurses (all levels), Compliance Officers, Health Information Management Staff, Infection Preventionist, QAPI Staff, CMS Liaisons, TJC Liaisons, Registration Staff, Safety Officers and Staff, Pharmacy Staff, Ethics Committee Members, Consumer Advocates, Risk Managers, Legal Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Staff, and anyone involved in preventing patient falls.
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