Understanding Falls in the Home

Understanding Falls in the Home 

Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults. Every year approximately 1 out of every 4 adults 65 and older fall (National Institute on Aging, 2017). Preventing falls is an important responsibility for all home care providers. Understanding common risk factors that contribute to falls and your role in preventing falls is essential.

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Hours: 0.50
REL-PAC-0-UFITH

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-UFITH
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2024
Learning Objectives:
Recognize the most common risk factors that contribute to falls in older adults.
Explain the importance of a fall risk assessment.
Describe your role in a successful fall prevention program.
List the steps that should be followed if a person falls.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Understanding Falls

What Causes Falls?

Previous Falls and Fear of Falling

Weakness, Balance, and Movement

Poor Vision

Blood Pressure

Chronic Conditions

Assistive Devices

Conditions in the Home

Medications

Conditions in the Home

Fall Risk Assessment

Fall Prevention Programs

Your Role

Responding to Falls

Reporting Falls

Review

Section 3: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resource

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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