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Preventing Patient Falls: What Every Hospital Should Know (Webinar T6076) Thu, Aug 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Preventing Patient Falls: What Every Hospital Should Know (Webinar T6076)

Thursday, August 15, 2019 (10am – Noon EDT)

Speaker: Sue Dill Calloway

President

Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting

The price for the webinar is $295 per phone line.

Course Curriculum:

Falls are an important patient safety and risk management issue. They are the number one hospital acquired condition (HAC). Patient death or serious injury associated with a fall is also one of the 29 National Quality Forum Never Events in which some states have agreed not to bill for. Also, falls can result in the filing of a medical malpractice case. Every hospital should consider having a falls team to look at this important patient safety issue. Preventing falls among patients requires a multifaceted approach. Fall prevention is a crucial topic for today’s aging population.

This seminar will discuss recognition, evaluation, assessment, categories of risk, policies and procedures, evidenced based literature, toileting, medication alteration, hourly rounding, post fall huddle, need to increase mobility, signage, no pass zone, safe room set up, patient education, incident reports and prevention of falls. This program will discuss how to comply with the Joint Commission and the CMS hospital CoP standards on falls.

If you are registering for an out-of-state hospital association, please contact Bess Zappa, bzappa@gha.org or 770-249-4542.