This continuing education presentation is designed to provide an introduction to inpatient fall prevention. It provides background on the incidence of inpatient falls, the economic implications of hospital falls and offers insight into the tools and approaches available for implementation of a fall prevention program.
- Understand the incidence of inpatient falls and factors that contribute to increased risk of falling
- Understand the patient, caregiver, and economic implications of hospital falls
- Recognize the purpose and role of fall risk screening tools, available best practice recommendations, and products for inpatient fall prevention
- Discuss a population-specific approach to fall and injury prevention and best practices for assessing outcomes of fall prevention initiatives