The purpose of this course is to enable the learner to recognize people in assisted living (AL) facilities who may be at higher risk of falling and apply methods to prevent falls. Evidence-based practices and interventions for assessing and reducing fall risk are discussed, and the learner is engaged in exploring these techniques. Recommendations from nationally recognized organizations and the findings from a 2012 Cochrane Review of fall reduction interventions are presented to enable the learner to apply them in practical situations when working with seniors in AL communities.
Laura L. Morgan, MSN, RN, CCRP, NEA-BC, currently serves as the Clinical Education Specialist at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, New Mexico. She plans, develops, implements, and evaluates educational programs for clinicians, using the most current research and clinical data, while fostering the implementation of evidence-based practice. Ms Morgan is an endorsed member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates, member of Sigma Theta Tau international honors Society of nursing, an instructor for Basic Life Support, Advance Cardiovascular Life support and a Board Certified Nurse Executive-Advanced from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Disclosure: Laura L. Morgan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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