Falls in Assisted Living

Falls in Assisted Living 

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.

$18.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-FAL

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Department of Social Services Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.

Vendor/Provider # 2000224-740-2;
Approval # 224-0145-32663.

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.

Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0145-32604

This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Oregon Department of Human Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

1.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
NHA/RCAL
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # . This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2034227

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-FAL
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe the incidence of falls in the United States, morbidity and mortality associated with falls, and costs to the healthcare system.
Recognize internal and external factors associated with increased fall risk in older adults.
Identify national organizations that support fall risk reduction in seniors through research and education.
Define methods assisted living facilities can use to select an appropriate fall reduction program.
Discuss evidence-based fall risk assessment tools that address specific fall risk factors.
Describe interventions proven through research to reduce fall risk in seniors.
Define methods that healthcare workers, seniors, and family members can take to reduce falls, including emerging technologies.

Outline:
I. Introduction A. Incidence of falls among elderly people in the United States 1. Frequency 2. Morbidity and mortality 3. Emergency care for falls 4. Costs 5. Hospitalization rates 6. Impact on quality of life B. Factors contributing to increased fall risk 1. Internal factors 2. External factors C. Organizations that support fall reduction in seniors 1. NCOA 2. NCPS 3. Minnesota Falls Prevention Initiative 4. NIH/NIA 5. CDC 6. NCAL II. Overview: Preventing Falls A. Using the evidence to prevent falls 1. Identifying the right program 2. Expected results 3. Resources needed to support the program 4. Sustainability B. Fall risk assessment tools 1. Gait and balance 2. Fear of falling 3. Cognition 4. Depression 5. Environmental conditions C. Strategies to reduce falls 1. By the assisted living resident 2. By the resident’s family members 3. By the facility/staff 4. Quality improvement projects 5. Assistive technology D. Summary and conclusion

Instructor: Laura L. Morgan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
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.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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