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Winning the Fall Prevention Battle: Frontline Strategies for Fall Prevention: Conquering Falls Through Effective Care Planning (for AHCA Associations)
February 23 @ 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 focuses on effective care planning for fall prevention using an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on addressing resident goals, preferences and fall risk factors. Regulatory requirements and common areas of deficiencies will be reviewed related to falls care planning with suggested strategies to promote sustained compliance. Discussion will address complicating factors such as restraints, cognitive impairment, supervision and repeated falls in addition to considerations for ensuring interventions are reasonable, effective and consistently applied. Best practices for maintaining and updating care plans using an interdisciplinary approach, and in tracking/documenting outcomes of interventions will be covered.