Fall Prevention: Risk Assessment (for Nurses and Administrators)
Falls among older patients and other at-risk patients are very common. In patients over 65, there are as many as 1.5 falls per bed annually. Some acute care units such as oncology and geriatrics experience even higher rates of falls. This program can help you and your institution meet the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals, and will cover the importance of making a risk assessment for each person in care, and a risk assessment of the environment at the facility.
Medcom Trainex designates this course for 0.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education. Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation* Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider number FBN2818). Accreditation refers to recognition of educational activities only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any product. This course opens into a new window, so be sure that your popup blocker is either turned off or set to allow popups from www.medlineuniversity.com. If the course does not open when you click Launch, trying holding down your Control key when you click launch.. If you are unable to view it or goes straight to an assessment, you can click the Withdraw button to remove the attempt and start over. After completion of the course, you will be prompted to take a post assessment, it will open into a new window. If you did not see the prompt, you can click the Assessment button (which replaced the Launch button) to open the assessment.
About the Course
This course awards 0.5 Contact Hours. This course takes approximately .5 hours to complete.
1. Identify the seven crucial screening factors that must be assessed to determine a patient’s level of fall risk 2. Conduct a thorough risk assessment of the environment throughout the facility 3. Accurately identify which patients are at-risk for trips and falls in a hospital 4. Educate at risk patients and their family members about the specific risk factors associated with their condition, and review strategies to minimize them 5. Utilize a variety of tools and techniques to minimize fall risk in the patient environment