This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1. Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Fall Risks A. What Is a Fall? B. The Costs C. Injury and Trauma D. Falling and Disability E. Why Do People Fall? F. Extrinsic Risk Factors G. Intrinsic Risk Factors H. A Higher Risk Group I. Identifying Risks J. Review K. Section Summary Section 3: Environmental Risk Factors A. Diana’s Apartment B. Eliminate Environmental Hazards C. Preventing Falls during Transportation D. Equipment Check E. Fall Prevention Devices F. Section Summary Section 4: Minimizing Fall Risk A. Preventing Falls B. Risk Assessments C. Responding to a Fall D. Post-Fall Assessment E. Fall Patrol F. Jane’s Fall G. Section Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Course Summary B. Put Into Practice C. Course Contributor D. References E. Congratulations!
Robin Correll is a registered nurse with over 15 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Correll received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree in Nursing in 1994 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She graduated with a Masters of Science in Nursing in 1999 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Correll received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 2012. Dr. Correll has a wide variety of clinical experience and has worked in acute care, long-term care, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and behavioral health. Dr. Correll has been with RHA Health Services, Inc. since 1999 and currently serves as the Vice President of Nursing Services. Dr. Correll oversees nursing and clinical services in North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Disclosure: Robin Correll, PhD, MSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.