The goal of this program is to help nursing assistants identify and decrease risk for falls in the elderly and understand how to apply The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals for reducing the risk of patient harm from falls. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Identify risk factors for falls in elderly patients.
- List actions that can prevent falls in home, hospital, and long-term care settings.
- Assist nurses with the evaluation of patients after a fall.
This course has been designed to meet continuing education needs of nursing assistants