Fall Prevention for Elderly Populations

We offered this webinar on September 13, 2018.

Why are falls so prevalent among the elderly? Why are fall-related deaths more likely? What can be done to prevent falls? Who is at risk? This webinar looks at the team approach to fall prevention, including care planning, education, monitoring and medication review.

Key points of this webinar:

  • Describe the incidence of falls in the elderly patient
  • Define conditions contributing to falls
  • Identify risk factors related to falls
  • Explain and complete the basic fall assessment
  • Describe the team approach to reducing falls

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Nurses and Case Managers

This activity is approved for one continuing education credit hour for nurses (RN, LPN, LVN; in California Registered Nurses only), Social Workers and Certified Case Managers. Licensed Nursing Home Administrators in the states of Florida and Illinois may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online evaluation, is required. Certifications are made available after completion.