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Text: Falls in Community Dwelling Older Adults - Part III: Reducing Falls in Inpatient Settings
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Author: Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS; Mary Fran Delaune, PT, MPT

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$29 Member | $49 Nonmember (price subject to change)

CEU: 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test.You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit
Publication Date: May 2008
Related Files: Read the PDF for free now! You must enroll in the course to complete the online test.

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Overview | Objectives | Presenters Bios | CEU Information | System Requirements
Overview

Despite numerous prevention efforts, inpatient falls remain a leading adverse event in hospitals and other inpatient settings, resulting in a loss of function, higher health-care costs, and even death. Physical therapists and PTAs play an important role in identifying those at risk for falls and preventing falls in all settings. In this course, discover the issues unique to the inpatient setting. You will identify some of the injuries and costs associated with falls, the common risk factors, and the Joint Commission strategy for addressing patient harm resulting from falls. Also covered: the value of multifaceted vs. single intervention programs.


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Objectives

After reading this continuing education (CE) article, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Discuss the problem of falls in adults in an inpatient setting.
  • Identify some of the injuries and costs associated with inpatient falls.
  • Describe the common risk factors that may contribute to an inpatient fall.
  • Discuss the Joint Commission strategy for addressing patient harm resulting from falls.
  • Identify how fall risk can be identified in the inpatient setting.
  • Explain the components of a clinical competency program in fall risk and risk reduction.
  • Discuss the value of multifaceted vs. single intervention programs to reduce fall risk.

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Presenter(s) Bios

Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS Associate Director of Practice, American Physical Therapy Association.

Mary Fran Delaune, PT, MPT, Director of Practice, American Physical Therapy Association.

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CEU Information


On successful completion of the examination, 0.2 CEU (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) and a certification of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2014-2015
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: 0.2 CEUs
  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 13S0216
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 2 Category B Hours
  • Pennsylvania: Approved
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX

Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.

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System Requirements

Text-Based Course: This course consists of a monograph, available in the online course as a downloadable PDF file, and a posttest.
Computer System Requirements

 

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