FALL MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
2022 Fall Prevention Awareness Week with Dr. Patricia Quigley (65 minutes)
In this webinar, clinical leader and fall prevention awareness expert Patricia Quigley (PhD, MPH, APRN, FAAN, FAANP, FARN) will share valuable information to increase the awareness and importance of fall prevention, and to provide guidance and resources to clinical, administrative, quality, and safety improvement professionals.
The Burden of Hip Fractures Compels Action: Prevention and Protection with Dr. Patricia Quigley (65 minutes)
Clinical leader and fall prevention awareness expert Patricia Quigley (PhD, MPH, APRN, FAAN, FAANP, FARN) will share valuable information of the burden and pathology of hip fractures and prevention strategies.
Post Fall Management: Getting to Types of Falls, Repeat Falls, and Determining Preventability with Dr. Patricia Quigley (65 minutes)
During this webinar, clinical leader and fall prevention awareness expert Patricia Quigley (PhD, MPH, APRN, FAAN, FAANP, FARN) will affirm the vital role of a post fall huddle as a group consensus approach to determine the immediate/root cause of the fall, differentiate the post fall huddle from other post fall management components (incident reports and medical record documentation) and illustrate a post fall huddle program evaluation model.
Toileting Related Falls: Key Solutions with Dr. Patricia Quigley (70 minutes)
Sufficient evidence confirms that falls in bathrooms are prevalent and dangerous, resulting in a duty for all organizations to commit to reducing risk for harm. You will be inspired and guided to redesign fall prevention programs to mitigate and eliminate patient and environmental toileting fall risks, and generate strategies for a population-based approach for scheduled and assisted toileting.
Webinar Video: Technology Solutions to Prevent Falls in the ER with Dr. Patricia Quigley (60 minutes)
Emergency departments (ED) are often the primary point of entry for older patients who fall. Every 11 seconds, an older person visits the ED due to a fall (National Council on Aging, 2021). Falls cause of 90% of emergency department visits among people aged 65 years and older (CDC, 2021) and account for 17% of all 911 calls.
Webinar Video: A Guide to Analyzing Falls and Prevention with Dr. Patricia Quigley (60 minutes)
Sufficient evidence confirms that exercise, safe mobility, assessment, integration of technology, and mitigation of fall risk factors will reduce the risk for falls and harm across all settings of care.
Webinar Video: Position Sensory Alarms – Patient Restraint and Safety Insight with Dr. Patricia Quigley (17 minutes)
Incorrect interpretation of CMS guidelines in long-term care facilities have resulted in the removal of position sensor alarms leaving vulnerable residents at risk after a fall has occurred and they cannot call for help. This is a clarification of the CMS guidelines and the importance of including position sensory alarms into your fall prevention toolkit.
Webinar Video: Leveraging Technology to Customize Your Fall Prevention Program presented by Dr. Patricia Quigley (60 minutes)
Go beyond universal fall precautions and embrace innovation. Apply new strategies and thinking to protect your patients by incorporating technology and individualized patient assessments in fall and injury reduction practices.
Webinar Video: Best Practices for Patient Toileting presented by Dr. Patricia Quigley (63 minutes)
This is an examination of patient falls associated with the toileting. We expose the risk factors the patient face as they navigate from the bed to the toileting area and explore strategies for scheduled and assisted toileting while creating an ideal environment for safe toileting.
Powerpoint: Post Falls Management (May 2022)
The presentation from the “Post Fall Management:” webinar above.
Powerpoint: Best Practices for Patient Toileting Presentation (Feb. 2022)
The presentation from the “Toileting Related Falls: Key Solutions” webinar above.
Powerpoint: A Guide to Analyzing Falls and Prevention
The presentation from the “Technology Solutions to Prevent Falls in the ER” webinar above.
Powerpoint: A Guide to Analyzing Falls and Prevention
The presentation from the “A Guide to Analyzing Falls and Prevention” webinar above.
Powerpoint: Best Practices for Patient Toileting Presentation
The presentation from the “Best Practices for Patient Toileting” webinar above.
Powerpoint: Strategies to Maximize Safe and Assisted Bed Exits
The presentation from the “Strategies to Maximize Safe and Assisted Bed Exits” webinar above.
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