WEBINAR: Preventing Patient Falls; Getting on the Right Path

Preventing Patient Falls; Getting on the Right Path: What Every Health Care Facility Should Know

Course Curriculum
Falls are an important patient safety and risk management issue. They are the number one hospital acquired condition (HAC). Patient death or serious injury associated with a fall is also one of the 29 National Quality Forum Never Events in which some states have agreed not to bill for. Also, falls can result in the filing of a medical malpractice case. Every hospital should consider having a falls team to look at this important patient safety issue. Preventing falls among patients requires a multifaceted approach. Fall prevention is a crucial topic for today’s aging population.

This seminar will discuss recognition, evaluation, assessment, categories of risk, policies and procedures, evidenced based literature, toileting, medication alteration, hourly rounding, post fall huddle, need to increase mobility, signage, no pass zone, safe room set  up, patient education, incident reports and prevention of falls. This program will discuss how to comply with the Joint Commission and the CMS hospital CoP standards on falls. 

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this program, the participants will be able to:
1. Discuss why every hospital should have a falls program. 
2. Describe how all staff should know how to define what constitutes a fall and how to measure the fall rate. 
3. Examine the reason why CMS will not pay for falls-related medicare claims, if they occur during hospitalization and cause serious injury. 
4. Discuss how decreased mobility can result in falls. 
5. List evidenced based fall assessment tools used in inpatient and outpatient settings. 

Target Audience
Staff that should attend include falls team members, CMO, CNO, physicians, nurses, risk management, quality staff, compliance officer, patient safety officer, nurse educators, leadership staff, accreditation staff, compliance officer, legal counsel and anyone else who is responsible for ensuring the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and Joint commission standards related to falls.

Faculty

Sue Dill Calloway has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years.  Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting and previously the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation.  She has conducted many educational programs for nurses, physicians, and other healthcare providers.  Sue has authored over 100 books and numerous articles.  She is a frequent speaker and is well known across the country in the area of healthcare law, risk management, and patient safety.   Sue has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.
 
When
8/7/2018 - 8/7/2018
Where
Webinar
United States

Program


Tuesday, 07 August 2018

 
Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8/7/2018 9:00 AM
Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8/7/2018 9:00 AM
Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8/7/2018 9:00 AM
Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8/7/2018 9:00 AM

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