Product Detail

Fall Prevention Challenges:
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Length:
5 hr 50 min
Details:
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
JENNIFER CELLAR, MSN, APRN, CNP
Publisher:
PESI Publishing & Media
Copyright:
11/16/2016
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV077095
Objectives
  1. Evaluate precipitating causes for falls so that preventative measures can be in place.
  2. Formulate a comprehensive evaluation for high fall risk patients.
  3. Analyze medications that are known to contribute in various ways to fall risks.
  4. Assess the risk for adverse patient outcome and need for urgent intervention.
  5. Determine the tools necessary for a multidisciplinary fall prevention program.
  6. Select patient-specific fall prevention interventions for a successful fall prevention plan.
  7. Evaluate the impact of common gait disorders on fall risk.
Outline

How to Prevent Falls Before They Occur

  • Who is likely to fall?
  • Which risk factors can we modify?
  • Precipitating causes - what to watch for
  • Institutional barriers - avoiding 1:1s
  • Important implications of co-morbidities
  • The benefits of vitamin D

Fall Risk Assessment

  • Current guidelines
  • Who should we screen?
  • Multi-factorial causes of falls
  • Recommended fall risk assessments

Fall Prevention Strategies

  • What works and what does not
  • Addressing alarm fatigue
  • Avoiding 1:1s
  • Effective evidence-based interventions
  • Education & assistive devices

Putting Together a Successful Fall Prevention Program

  • Patient-specific interventions
  • Developing a multidisciplinary program: Roles & responsibilities
  • Fall rounds

Patient Evaluation

  • History
  • Physical exam
  • Evaluation tools (POMA tool, Get up and go test, Functional reach test, Berg balance test, Short physical performance battery)
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Review of Gait Disorders (video)

What to do When a Patient Falls: Hands-On Evaluation

  • Assess need for immediate medical care
  • Evaluate for acute illness/preceding factors
  • Communication with caregivers
  • Common injuries
  • Goals of care

Difficult Situations

  • Frequent fallers - when injury prevention is your goal!
  • Anticoagulation risks
  • Prolonged time on floor
  • What to do when fractures occur
  • Head trauma management

Preventing Risk and Limiting Liability

  • Home safety evaluations
  • Communication and documentation
  • Quality improvement opportunities
  • High-risk scenarios: Case studies
  • Addressing family concerns with falls
  • Managing poor outcomes

Fall Prevention Plan Development

  • Apply what we have learned
  • Solutions for your biggest challenges!
Author

JENNIFER CELLAR, MSN, APRN, CNP

Jennifer Cellar currently practices as a nurse practitioner in Rhode Island, providing care to an adult/geriatric population in a skilled nursing facility. Her expertise caring for high-risk fall patients has provided her with insights to develop clinically-applicable and effective interventions for even the most difficult clinical scenarios. Additionally, she has gained valuable experiences as a provider working in diverse settings throughout her career, from acute care to sub-acute and long-term care. Jenny has had the opportunity to work at several prestigious institutions, including Yale New Haven Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital; she is currently affiliated with Brown University as a Teaching Associate in Medicine. As a sought-after presenter for interdisciplinary healthcare audiences around the country, Jenny draws from her vast knowledge on a variety of topics, including: fall prevention, transitional care and quality improvement.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Jennifer Cellar has an employment relationship with Medical Associates of RI; and Brown University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Cellar is a member of the American Nurses Association; and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.
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Audience
Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals