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NOVEMBER 13-15, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, PA

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & MORNING JUMPSTART

9:00 am - 9:15 am CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME AND OPENING

Victor Wang - CEO care.coach
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Victor Wang

CEO
care.coach

9:15 am - 10:00 am KEYNOTE - BROADEN THE HORIZON: NATIONAL VIEW ON COMPREHENSIVE SAFE PATIENT HANDLING METHODS INCORPORATING THE NECESSITIES INTO EVERY FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM

Seun Ross - Director of Nursing Practice and Work Environment American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) has developed & maintained National Interdisciplinary Standards for Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM)that are designed to infuse a stronger culture of safety in healthcare work environments and provide a universal foundation for policies, practices regulation and legislation to protect patients and healthcare workers from injury. Healthcare workers often face multiple, concurrent intiatives aimed at improving care and safety of patients. Combining SPHM, Early Mobility & Fall prevention initiatives into one comprehensive program can help remove the apathy, indifference and poor compliance for the benefit of the patient, healthcare worker and the hospital/organization.
 
·                     Improve integration of patient care initiatives for care planning
·                     Achieve consistent terminology across initiatives and disciplines
·                     Evaluate SPHM program costs and benefits
·                     Learn resource utilization through implementation of strategy & planning
 
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Seun Ross

Director of Nursing Practice and Work Environment
American Nurses Association

10:00 am - 10:45 am SHAPING THE FUTURE OF FALL MANAGEMENT: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO DESIGNING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FALL SAFETY

Lauren Horn - Senior Clinical Consultant STANLEY Healthcare
Each year about 11,000 patients die as a result of their falls. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have declared falls a “never” event—that is, an event that is preventable and should never occur. In an ideal world, hospitals and senior living communities would eradicate falls. In the real world, falls cannot be fully eliminated, but they can and should be dramatically reduced with an integrated and holistic approach. An approach that starts with a strong fall management culture and supports that culture with people, processes and products all focused on keeping patients and residents safe.
 
•             Understand why falls matter and assess the economic impact of falls
•             Analyze current trends in fall management solutions and how they can help to reduce falls
•             Identify what does it take to build or strengthen an effective fall management program with a culture focused on safety
•             Explore the importance of a multifactorial approach and the elements crucial to success for any fall management program
•             Discuss how to utilize latest technologies such as artificial intelligence and real insights
•             Ensure to make patients and residents part of the solutions
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Lauren Horn

Senior Clinical Consultant
STANLEY Healthcare

10:45 am - 11:15 am NETWORKING BREAK

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Tapping Into Our Toolbox: Reducing Falls with Harm

Kelly Gipson - Project Manager Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
·         Review how to use the Falls Self-Assessment Tool survey to evaluate your current hospital falls prevention program and identify opportunities for improvement
·         Identify how the Falls Prevention Process Measures Audit Tool can be used to assess for compliance with falls prevention practices included as part of your hospital falls prevention program
·         Describe how to use the Post fall Investigation Tool and workbook to collect information following a patient fall and aggregate data over time, in order to identify common risk factors and potential root causes, and to prevent future falls

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Kelly Gipson

Project Manager
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCHEON

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm MOBILITY IS A FALL PREVENTION INTERVENTION: THE NEED TO MOBILIZE YOUR PATIENTS EARLIER AND OFTEN

Teresa Boynton - Safe Patient Handling Program and Services Director, Mobility Solutions Hill-Rom
· Understand the incidence of inpatient falls and factors that contribute to increased risk of falling
· Uncover the patient, caregiver and economic implications of hospital falls
· Recognize the purpose and role of fall risk screening tools, and available best practice recommendations
· Discuss how to use a bedside mobility assessment tool
· Consider Safe Patient Handling and Mobility as part of your Fall Prevention Program
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Teresa Boynton

Safe Patient Handling Program and Services Director, Mobility Solutions
Hill-Rom

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm USE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHODOLOGIES TO PREVENT ONCOLOGY PATIENT FALLS: LESSONS LEARNED USING LEAN AND SIX SIGMA

Eileen Costantinou - Practice Specialist, Senior Coordinator Barnes-Jewish Hospital
According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths among adults 65 and over. Every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall related injury. Fall and fall injury prevention interventions in acute care must be selected in collaboration with the patient and tailored to their needs. This session will compare case studies using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to prevent patient falls and fall injuries. Results and lessons learned from implementing this five and half year quality improvement project in Oncology will be discussed including a patient partnering intervention that resulted in a decrease in falls with serious injury. Results of a qualitative research study will be discussed revealing medical oncology patient perceptions of fall and fall with injury risk as well as patient recommended interventions.

•             Identify key components of a successful patient partnering program
•             Understand the difference between Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
•             Sustain a successful fall and fall injury prevention program based on key lessons learned during this 5 and half year experience 
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Eileen Costantinou

Practice Specialist, Senior Coordinator
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

2:30 pm - 12:00 am NETWORKING BREAK

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm TECHNOLOGY FOR FALLS PREVENTION: A MAP OF THE LANDSCAPE AND A GUIDE THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES

Victor Wang - CEO care.coach
A dizzying array of technologies are available to prevent and mitigate the risk of falls in various settings and through various approaches. In this session, risk of falls in various settings, and through various approaches. In this session, risk of falls in various settings, and through various approaches. In this session, risk of falls in various settings, and through various approaches. In this session, attendees will learn a practical framework through which to identify gaps in organizational fall prevention capabilities and to select the right technology for their needs. Once the right technology is identified, the approach to implementation is key, and this session will outline real-world examples of organizational, technical, and other challenges often encountered in the implementation of such technology-driven solutions to falls, along with examples of how to overcome these challenges both in institutional and community-based settings. To illustrate many of the discussed topics and deployment approach, an avatar-enabled fall prevention technology will be demonstrated with audience participation.

· Benchmark the landscape of fall prevention technologies
· Assess technical, clinical, organizational and cultural challenges in technology adoption
· Explore solutions to overcome/mitigate the above challenges
· Join a live demo of an avatar technology that incorporates solutions into its design and deployment approach
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Victor Wang

CEO
care.coach

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm THE UNDER-RECOGNIZED DANGER OF DELIRIUM IN HOSPITAL FALLS

Stephanie Rogers - Assistant Professor of Medicine University of California San Francisco
Delirium is a common hospital complication associated with serious outcomes including high mortality. Often under-recognized is the strong association with
delirium and falls. Studies have shown that non-pharmacologic delirium reduction programs can cut fall rates approximately in half.
 
·                     Recognize the strength of association between delirium and falls
·                     Discuss diagnosis and treatment of delirium
·                     Recognize the impact delirium reduction programs have on fall rates
·                     Review successful models of delirium reduction programs and their impact on fall
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Stephanie Rogers

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION