NOVEMBER 13-15, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, PA

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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!

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Past Attendee List

Here you can see a list of who joined us at the last 2016 event. If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Convince Your Boss Letter

Present your approving manager with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the conference and you'll be sure to receive permission to join us. If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

National Falls Prevention Conference Registration Form

Speed up your attendance! Download this form for more information on pricing and registration options. If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Fast Track Your Attendance Packet

Your one stop for everything you'll need ahead of the event. See who attended the last event, obtain the letter to convince your boss and have the registration form to help you on your way. If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Whitepapers

Prevention of falls in older people living in the community

This review integrates current knowledge on assessment and management strategies to prevent falls in older people living in the community. It summarizes known risk factors for falls in this population and presents assessment strategies that can be used to assess the risk of falls. It discusses the management of risks and interventions to reduce falls among older people in the community, as well as future directions and promising approaches. If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Exclusive Content

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!

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!

Press Release

Past Conference Press Release Packet

Experts Gather at The Only National Forum to Help Prevent Falls in the Elderly & at Risk Population (2015). If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Presentations

On the Move: Including Transportation in a Falls Prevention Conversation

Eileen Miller, Senior Program Associate at NCST National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, discusses the 5 As of senior friendly transportation, common concerns and hesitations with public transportation, agency challenges, and MEOC approach to falls prevention.If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Do you have your MBA? Mobility & Balance Awareness

Steven C. Castle, M.D., Professor of Geriatric Medicine at UCLA & Clinical Director of Geriatrics at the VA Greater LA, as well as CEO & President of DrBalance Inc. discusses a chronic care model, the complexity of falls prevention, moving beyond (what doesn’t work), cross-cutting elements across CCM, across settings. Also common delivery model elements, summary of evidence base for falls prevention exercise, and more! If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Care.Coach

care.coach helps healthcare providers and payers to drive key outcomes across the care continuum by supporting the psychosocial needs of high-risk patients.

A recent clinical study with elderly hospital inpatients showed that care.coach can reduce fall rates by 70-85%, while mitigating delirium and loneliness, and avoiding restraint use. The company has also demonstrated success in community-based fall risk mitigation and incident response time, medication and exercise adherence, chronic disease self-management, and psychosocial wellness.

The care.coach system is unique in using a patient-facing avatar that combines compassionate human teams with clinically-intelligent software algorithms, resulting in highly engaging, 24x7 patient support that is effective with even the most challenging patients, and that integrates with care coordinator workflows. The company has won many awards from organizations including Health2.0, HealthXL, and Aging2.0, and has been featured at invite-only venues such as TEDMED, Stanford Medicine X, and the US Senate Healthy Aging Forum If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Building a Community Falls Prevention Center

View this presentation by Chris Katzenmeyer Founder/Director of Community Health Consortium for Older Adult Wellness

The Consortium for Older Adult Wellness connects health systems to community-based organizations, through training and consulting, in the areas of chronic disease self-management and falls prevention in alignment with the Affordable Care Act.

If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Evaluation and Data Management: Current Trends Among Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Grantees

Kristie Kulinski, MSW Center for Healthy Aging presents on the National Council on Aging, background of falls prevalence and impact, the National Falls Free Initiative, and the Grantee Evaluation and Data Management. If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Community and Home Based Programs Designed to Reduce Fall Risk

Community and Home Based Programs Designed to Reduce Falls Risks. To receive a copy via email contact enquiryiqpc@iqpc.com

Articles

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Best Practices for Reducing Falls

If you could create accountability and action plans for implementing best practices to reduce your falls by 50% in several units today! Would you? Sonya Moore RN MSN CPPS, Manager, Nursing Quality at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, outlines for us some of those best practices that are part of their tiered Fall Risk Interventions. And more! If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

National Center for Patient Safety - TIPS on the Fall Reduction Program

On behalf of Patricia Quigley & NCPS, Understanding the VA Fall Reduction Program given here! To request via email, contact enquiryIQPC@iqpc.com.

Moffitt Cancer Centers 10 Ways for Improving Falls Response

We sat down with Cassandra Vonnes MS, ARNP, GNP-BC. AOCNP, FAHA, NICHE Coordinator, Advancer Practitioner Gerontology at Moffitt Cancer Center, and she outlines for us what technology or service Moffitt Cancer Center has implemented to improve the steps in responding to a fall.If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Reducing Your Falls Risk

Gain top insights from Christina Morrison, Enterprise Quality Patient Safety & Infection Control, of Memorial Hermann Health System, including the checklist she uses to ensure her healthcare facility is running the best falls prevention program they can. If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Improving Your Falls Prevention Plan

In this exclusive interview with Barbara King, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison and Linda Goodman, Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Johns Hopkins, we gained insight on best practices for sustaining a long term falls program, assessing falls patients, how to maximize data to drive change within your healthcare setting and more. If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

Featured Content

Fast Track Your Attendance Packet

Your one stop for everything you'll need ahead of the event. See who attended the last event, obtain the letter to convince your boss and have the registration form to help you on your way. If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!

8 Step Falls Prevention Program Roadmap

Building a new Fall Prevention Program is no easy task which is why we're so excited to bring you our 2018 8 Step Roadmap for Developing a Comprehensive Fall Prevention Program designed to guide you from the leadership buy-in stage all the way to long-term sustainability approaches. Furthermore, take advantage of lessons learned from 4 2017 National Fall Prevention Conference Speakers. If you would like a copy email to you, email geena.monaco@iqpc.com!