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Facts About Falls

Facts About Falls

Facts About Falls

Rein Tideiksaar
Rein Tideiksaar
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

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Launch date: 05 Oct 2017
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Last updated: 26 Oct 2018

Reference: 184897

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Every day, health care facilities are dealing with the risk of falls with patients, clients or residents. Hundreds of cases are documented each year and dedicating time to fall prevention needs to be an important part of our health care education.

For many years, it was assumed that falls were unavoidable accidents, due to just being old, and that nothing, apart from restricting a resident’s mobility or placing them in physical restraints, could be done to prevent falls. Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. These falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable and lends to the need to identify risks that attribute to falls.

Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
1.Identify how frequently falls occur and what harmful consequences may follow an episode of falling
2.Recognize the different causes of falling
3.Identify which residents are at higher risk for falls
4.List external risk factors for falls
Rein Tideiksaar

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Rein Tideiksaar
on behalf of Pedagogy Incorporated

Rein Tideiksaar, PhD, PA-C, or Dr. Rein as he is commonly referred to, is the president of Fall Prevent, LLC, Blackwood, New Jersey, a consulting company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly.

Dr. Tideiksaar is a gerontologist, which is a health care professional who specializes in working with elderly patients, and a geriatric physician's assistant. He has been active in the area of fall prevention for over thirty years.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours
  • Georgia Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Hours

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