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Preventing Resident Falls in Post‐Acute Care

Resident falls are all too common in the healthcare setting. Falls can cause injury and even death. However, they can be prevented.

This course has been designed to help you protect residents from falls. 

You will learn about: 

  • How balance normally keeps us from falling
  • Risk factors for falls
  • Strategies for preventing falls

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the potential physical and emotional consequences to the resident when falls occur in the post‐acute care facility.
  • Identify the body systems and muscle strategies involved in the maintenance of balance and the role of each in preventing falls.
  • List risk factors for, and root causes of, resident falls that can occur in the post‐acute care setting.
  • Identify intervention strategies for preventing resident falls to ensure quality in post‐acute care