Falls are a nursing sensitive quality indicator and nursing staff have the greatest impact to improve outcomes. Older adults present to the acute care setting with various risk factors which place them at higher risk for sustaining an injury if they fall while hospitalized. This webinar will focus on risk factor assessment and best practice targeted interventions to reduce the risk of injury. The role of the Fall Risk Reduction Team and methods to evaluate the hospital's Fall Program will be described.
After viewing this webinar, the participant will be able to:
- Identify patient fall risk factors and assess these factors using an evidence-based fall risk assessment rating tool
- Implement best practice interventions to decrease patient falls (and injury from patient falls) by targeting risk factors
- Review institutional and unit data on patient falls to improve patient outcomes
- Describe methods to evaluate fall risk reduction structures and processes
The presenter has no conflict of interest. This activity has no commercial support or sponsorship.
The New York University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.