Winning the Fall Prevention Battle: Assessing Fall Risk Using Evidence-Based Practice (for AHCA Associations)
February 2 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This 8-week series running February-March 2022 guides the interdisciplinary team through the elements of an effective falls prevention program. This session will review best practices for fall risk assessment with an emphasis on identifying those risk factors that may be proactively addressed with appropriate, preventative interventions. Key elements of the nursing fall risk assessment, medication review process, as well as therapy’s role in testing and providing objective measures of potential impairments in areas such as mobility, balance, cognition, vision, sensory perception, and fear of falls will be reviewed. Recommended resources for evidence- based testing protocols will be discussed with an introduction to applications of the fall risk assessment into actionable care plan strategies for reduced incidents and improved safety.