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FALL MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

WEBINARS

Post Fall Management: Getting to Types of Falls, Repeat Falls, and Determining Preventability with Dr. Patricia Quigley (65 minutes)
During this webinar, clinical leader and fall prevention awareness expert Patricia Quigley (PhD, MPH, APRN, FAAN, FAANP, FARN) will affirm the vital role of a post fall huddle as a group consensus approach to determine the immediate/root cause of the fall, differentiate the post fall huddle from other post fall management components (incident reports and medical record documentation) and illustrate a post fall huddle program evaluation model.

Toileting Related Falls: Key Solutions with Dr. Patricia Quigley (70 minutes)
Sufficient evidence confirms that falls in bathrooms are prevalent and dangerous, resulting in a duty for all organizations to commit to reducing risk for harm. You will be inspired and guided to redesign fall prevention programs to mitigate and eliminate patient and environmental toileting fall risks, and generate strategies for a population-based approach for scheduled and assisted toileting.

Webinar Video: Technology Solutions to Prevent Falls in the ER with Dr. Patricia Quigley (60 minutes)
Emergency departments (ED) are often the primary point of entry for older patients who fall. Every 11 seconds, an older person visits the ED due to a fall (National Council on Aging, 2021). Falls cause of 90% of emergency department visits among people aged 65 years and older (CDC, 2021) and account for 17% of all 911 calls.

Webinar Video: A Guide to Analyzing Falls and Prevention with Dr. Patricia Quigley (60 minutes)
Sufficient evidence confirms that exercise, safe mobility, assessment, integration of technology, and mitigation of fall risk factors will reduce the risk for falls and harm across all settings of care.

Webinar Video: Position Sensory Alarms – Patient Restraint and Safety Insight with Dr. Patricia Quigley (17 minutes)
Incorrect interpretation of CMS guidelines in long-term care facilities have resulted in the removal of position sensor alarms leaving vulnerable residents at risk after a fall has occurred and they cannot call for help. This is a clarification of the CMS guidelines and the importance of including position sensory alarms into your fall prevention toolkit.

Webinar Video: Leveraging Technology to Customize Your Fall Prevention Program presented by Dr. Patricia Quigley (60 minutes)
Go beyond universal fall precautions and embrace innovation. Apply new strategies and thinking to protect your patients by incorporating technology and individualized patient assessments in fall and injury reduction practices.

Webinar Video: Best Practices for Patient Toileting presented by Dr. Patricia Quigley (63 minutes)
This is an examination of patient falls associated with the toileting. We expose the risk factors the patient face as they navigate from the bed to the toileting area and explore strategies for scheduled and assisted toileting while creating an ideal environment for safe toileting.

Webinar Video: Strategies to Maximize Safe and Assisted Bed Exits (61 minutes)

Sufficient evidence confirms that falls from beds are prevalent and dangerous, resulting in a duty for all organizations to commit to maximizing safe and assisted bed exits. This presentation will inspire and guide administrative, clinical, and quality leaders to redesign fall prevention programs to prioritize patients’ bed mobility assessment into care planning for environmental redesign, technology integration, and assisted versus unassisted bed exits.

PODCASTS

PRESENTATIONS

Powerpoint: Post Falls Management (May 2022)
The presentation from the “Post Fall Management:” webinar above.

Powerpoint: Best Practices for Patient Toileting Presentation (Feb. 2022)
The presentation from the “Toileting Related Falls: Key Solutions” webinar above.

Powerpoint: A Guide to Analyzing Falls and Prevention
The presentation from the “Technology Solutions to Prevent Falls in the ER” webinar above.

Powerpoint: A Guide to Analyzing Falls and Prevention
The presentation from the “A Guide to Analyzing Falls and Prevention” webinar above.

Powerpoint: Best Practices for Patient Toileting Presentation
The presentation from the “Best Practices for Patient Toileting” webinar above.

Powerpoint: Strategies to Maximize Safe and Assisted Bed Exits
The presentation from the “Strategies to Maximize Safe and Assisted Bed Exits” webinar above.

 

BLOG POSTS

Introducing: CAPTURE Falls Project
Introducing: CAPTURE Falls Project

Little known is one of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s (UNMC) patient safety project: CAPTURE = Collaboration and Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce (CAPTURE) Falls Project. I have known about this program since it started 10 years ago. I found and searched...

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New Resource: External Urinary Management for Women
New Resource: External Urinary Management for Women

Over that last couple of years, I have written to you about many fall risk factors and interventions to help reduce your patients’ and residents’ risk of falls, and I have shared resources for your easy access. One fall risk factor that is important, and often not...

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New Resources: AHRQ’s Quality and Patient Safety
New Resources: AHRQ’s Quality and Patient Safety

Programs by Setting: Long-Term Care Hi Everyone! Welcome to May, as we prepare to celebrate Nurses Week, May 6th – 12th. I give thanks every day to be a nurse — a rehabilitation nurse. I have enjoyed a thirst for knowledge, a quest to contribute to nursing’s body of...

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The Use of Bed Safety Rails
The Use of Bed Safety Rails

A Brochure Resource for You   Dear Colleagues, I am always delighted to receive questions about fall prevention practices, resources, and even opinions. My commitment has been and will always be to help you as much as I can. Of interest, every couple of months, I...

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The Same Chair Does Not Work For All Patients
The Same Chair Does Not Work For All Patients

Dear Colleagues, I welcome lots of questions from a variety of individuals seeking suggestions for fall and fall injury prevention interventions. Sometimes the messages are to run an idea by me to seek my opinion, like this request from a hospital trying to solve the...

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Protect Your Patients From Injury
Protect Your Patients From Injury

Floor Mats Do Reduce Impact Severity: They Work!   Colleagues, Protecting patients from injury when they falls requires different interventions than preventing them from a fall. The main intervention to reduce impact when patients fall from be is the Floor Mat...

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