Now Available For Preorder
- DVD Video - 4+ hours
- Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- M. CATHERINE WOLLMAN, MSN, RN, GNP-BC
- PESI HealthCare
- 4/23/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
- Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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- Evaluate precipitating causes for falls so that preventative measures can be in place.
- Formulate a comprehensive evaluation for high fall risk patients.
- Analyze medications that are known to contribute in various ways to fall risks.
- Assess the risk for adverse patient outcome and need for urgent intervention.
- Determine the tools necessary for a multidisciplinary fall prevention program.
- Select patient-specific fall prevention interventions for a successful fall prevention plan.
- Evaluate the impact of common gait disorders on fall risk.
How to Prevent Falls Before They Occur
Fall Risk Assessment
- 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
- Current guidelines
- Who should we screen?
- Multi-factorial causes of falls
- Recommended fall risk assessments
- Fall Prevention Strategies
Putting Together a Successful Fall Prevention Program
- What works and what does not
- Addressing alarm fatigue
- Avoiding 1:1s
- Effective evidence-based interventions
- Education & assistive devices
- Patient specific interventions
- Developing a multidisciplinary program: Roles & responsibilities
- Fall rounds
What to do When a Patient Falls: Hands-On Evaluation
- 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)
- Assess need for immediate medical care
- Evaluate for acute illness/preceding factors
- Communication with caregivers
- Common injuries
- Goals of care
Preventing Risk and Limiting Liability
- Frequent fallers - when injury prevention is your goal!
- Anticoagulation risks
- Prolonged time on floor
- What to do when fractures occur
- Head trauma management
Fall Prevention Plan Development
- Home safety evaluations
- Communication and documentation
- Quality improvement opportunities
- High-risk scenarios: Case studies
- Addressing family concerns with falls
- Managing poor outcomes
- Apply what we have learned
- Solutions for your biggest challenges!
M. CATHERINE WOLLMAN, MSN, RN, GNP-BC
M. Catherine Wollman has been a gerontological nurse practitioner for over 25 years, caring for older adults in acute care, long-term care and home care. Catherine has served as the Director of Senior Health for a large hospital system offering a full spectrum of services, including prevention, acute care, and rehabilitation. In this capacity, she managed outpatient services for seniors and cared for 100 high-risk older adults. As a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, she worked with a nationally-recognized transitional care program for high-risk older adults. Currently, she teaches clinical GNP students in Pennsylvania. Throughout the variety of settings in which Catherine has worked, fall prevention has been an area of interest and opportunity.
Financial: M. Catherine Wollman is a visiting Professor with Chamberlain College of Nursing. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: M. Catherine Wollman is a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Information Coming Soon
Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.
CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.
There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.
**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Nursing Home Administrators
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