Falls: Understanding Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Course # 0013

Purpose

The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge about falls in long term care.

Description

Falls In Long-Term Care: Understanding Causes, Prevention and Treatment is a 1 hour continuing education course that provides information on some of the most common causes of falls in the long-term care setting. The course also discusses fall prevention, and the essential elements of a high-risk falls program. The course ends by reviewing how to respond to falls once they have taken place.

Learning Objectives

1. List some common causes of falls in the long-term care setting 2. Discuss preventive fall precautions 3. List the essentials of a high risk falls program 4. Describe responding to falls once they have taken place

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

This Course is Approved for the Following Professionals

Activity Professionals Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Chaplains Dialysis Technicians Nurses Occupational Therapists Personal Care Home Administrators Physical Therapists Speech Therapists

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