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Reducing Falls in Nursing Homes

presented by Sue Ann Guildermann

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Financial: Sue Ann Guildermann receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Sue Ann Guildermann has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 24 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 4 Minutes

This course will provide practical steps to help all staff members identify the root causes for why a resident has fallen. Once the causes for the fall are determined, then corrective interventions and actions that match the causes can be put into place, which can eliminate or reduce the likelihood of that type of fall occurring again.

Meet Your Instructor

Sue Ann Guildermann, RN, BA, MA

Sue Ann Guildermann has more than forty years of experience providing education, leadership, and consultation to nonprofit and for-profit senior service organizations. Sue Ann is a registered nurse, with a BA and MA in communication. She currently conducts research of evidence-based findings and practices to create quality improvement programs, educational seminars, and conferences with targeted…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Problem-Solving When a Resident Falls

This chapter will provide an overview for the content of this course. It will explain why the reduction of falls in your organization is vital. It will also provide learning objectives for the course.

2. Introduction to the Four Steps to Problem Solving: Clues to the Cause of a Fall

There are four different steps for problem-solving after a resident falls. This chapter will review the first step: “look for and discover the clues, evidence, conditions that caused or contributed to the problem."

3. Problem-Solving: Determining the Causes of the Fall and Preventative Next Steps

This chapter will continue to review the steps of problem-solving. This chapter covers Step 2: “from these clues, determine the root causes or reasons for the problem,” and Step 3: “put interventions and actions into place that match the identified causes.”

4. Problem-Solving: Evaluation of Interventions and Course Summary

This chapter covers the final step of problem-solving: “evaluate whether or not interventions are working and getting the results you had hoped for.” This chapter also summarizes the course.

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