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4th National Falls Prevention Agenda

4th National Falls Prevention Agenda

IQPC is proud to announce the return of our National Falls Prevention Series this November 13-15 in Philadelphia. Take a look at our agenda today and ind out eveyrthing you need to know about the event!

4 Proven Strategies to Reduce Falls Among Patients in Acute Care

4 Proven Strategies to Reduce Falls Among Patients in Acute Care

Preventing falls, and the injuries resulting from them, is a healthcare priority. While the emphasis tends to be on seniors, in healthcare facilities, falls are a safety issue concerning all patients in acute care. Common causes include medications, post surgery or diagnostic testing weakness, and general disorientation among others. Here are four successful strategies for reducing falls in your facility. If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Current Attendee List (PDF)

Current Attendee List (PDF)

A list of current attendees already signed up to be at the conference! If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Hendrich II Fall Risk Level Assessment Tool

Hendrich II Fall Risk Level Assessment Tool

"Currently, SDNAMC utilizes a risk scoring system called the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model. This is an evidence based tool that includes a mental and physical assessment completed every 12 hours. Nurses completing the assessments must address patient confusion/disorientation/impulsivity, symptomatic depression, altered elimination, dizziness/vertigo, patient gender, altering medications and a “Get-up-and-go Test”. This is ultimately just a tool and does not make the final determination to whether or not the patient is a fall risk. Additionally, the nurses address any prior falls and complete an environment assessment for trip hazards, lighting and orientation to the physical environment. I have attached a one page flier with screen shots of our assessment." 2017 National Fall Prevention Conference speaker Chase Pedersen, Director of Nursing, St. David’s North Austin Medical Center If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!