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Falls Prevention and Safe Transitions of Care Series

SDAHO will offer a four-part series on ways to improve patient safety, reduce risk and respect the dignity of those we serve by assuring a safe environment.  These sessions will focus on fall prevention and safe transitions of care through the admission and discharge process.

Presenter, Jeri Lundgren, provides innovative approaches to care for elders.  She can assist healthcare providers with the ever changing complex regulatory and reimbursement requirements and specializes in services including falls management, pressure ulcer and wound management, QAPI programs, infection prevention and control training services. Ms. Lundgren has also worked with the national QIO-QIN to research promoting safe transitions of care and creating a safe environment.

Session 1: January 17 |  Utilizing the QAPI Process to Implement a Falls Management Program

  • Identify programs and interventions helped to reduce fall risks
  • Describe how to implement a falls prevention program
  • Discuss considerations upon admission to reduce the risks of falls

Session 2: February 21 | Fall Prevention and Management

  • Identify exercises that help your residents maintain or improve their balance, agility, strength, and endurance to prevent falls.
  • Recognize environmental factors that will promote safe mobility
  • Describe how wellness rounds can promote a proactive approach to preventing falls

 Session 3: March 21 | How to Perform a Falls Investigation

  • Discuss how the location of the fall can help identify physical impairments that may have contributed to the fall
  • Describe key components to consider when investigating a fall
  • Identify interventions based on the fall investigation

Session 4: April 18 | Safe Transitions of Care

  • Identify key information to obtain prior to admission to help facilitate proper equipment and interventions are in place upon admission
  • Discuss care approaches for the first 24 to 72 hours to promote safety and continuity of care
  • Describe key information to provide the next care setting on both an emergent and planned discharge to ensure continuity of care and reduce risk

Continuing education is available for nursing home administrators and social workers and contact hours are available for nursing.

Click here to view the flyer. Registration is no cost to SDAHO members.

Questions? Contact Michella Sybesma at michella.sybesma@sdaho.org.

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