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Winning the Fall Prevention Battle: Targeted Fall Prevention Interventions (Part 1)
Wednesday, March 02, 2022, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

Winning the Fall Prevention Battle
Targeted Fall Prevention Interventions (Part 1) 
Wednesday, March 2nd (Part 1)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Target Audience: Administrator, Admissions, Nursing, Therapy, Restorative Staff, QA/Risk Management Staff, Social Services and Staff Development

This 8-week series, running February-March 2022, guides the interdisciplinary team through the elements of an effective falls prevention program. Sessions focus on assessment strategies that guide targeted risk-based interventions, responding to a fall event, and promoting a fall prevention environment. Presented by a team of nurse and therapist experts, this series aims to provide the insights and tools needed to implement improved falls prevention programs in the SNF/LTC/AL setting.

Sessions will address integrating nursing and therapy assessments to determine individual fall risk factors, addressing risks using evidence-based practice, person centered care planning and applying targeted interventions to address risk factors such as dementia, low vision, balance impairment, incontinence as well as improving safety through interventions that consider resident preferences, and application of root-cause analysis when falls occur.

March 2nd Session
This session focuses on applying effective, person-centered fall prevention interventions based on resident specific risk factors and fall history. In this first of a 2-part discussion of intervention planning, physical function risk factors and interventions to address them will be reviewed including medication review, balance, vision and vestibular considerations, positioning and posture, footwear and selection of appropriate Restorative Nursing Programs. Best practices for applying information gathered from evidence-based assessments, trends of past falls and connecting the dots between clinical findings and fall prevention approaches will be emphasized.

Projected Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner will:

1. Identify key considerations related to medication management as a component of the fall prevention intervention action plan

2. Review targeted interventions for common geriatric deficit areas that contribute to fall risk.

3. Determine appropriate interventions based on clinical assessment data, falls history trending and person-centered preferences and routines.

Registration Fee:
- Individual Sessions members and subscribers $75
- Individual Sessions non-members $125

Registration is for one computer login access per webinar.

1.0 CT NHA CEU's will be available to attendees for each webinar attended.

Please contact LeadingAge Connecticut at 203-678-4477 or [email protected] with any questions.

March 9 - Targeted Fall Prevention Interventions (part 2)
March 16 - Engaging the Troops: Moving the Falls Program Forward Through Staff Training & Engagement Activities
March 23 - Tactical Plan for Sustained Falls Prevention Through QAPI