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Rein Tideiksaar

Rein Tideiksaar, PhD, PA-C, or Dr. Rein as he is commonly referred to, is the president of Fall Prevent, LLC, Blackwood, New Jersey, a consulting company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly.

Dr. Tideiksaar is a gerontologist, which is a health care professional who specializes in working with elderly patients, and a geriatric physician's assistant. He has been active in the area of fall prevention for over thirty years. 

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All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 
 
Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #7046.  Provider approved by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing Assistive Personnel, Florida Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants; CE Broker CE Provider #: 50-13256.   
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Facts About Falls

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Facts About Falls
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

Facts About Falls

Every day, health care facilities are dealing with the risk of falls with patients, clients or residents. Hundreds of cases are documented each year and dedicating time to fall prevention needs to be an important part of our health care education.  

For many years, it was assumed that falls were unavoidable accidents, due to just being old, and that nothing, apart from restricting a resident’s mobility or placing them in physical restraints, could be done to prevent falls. Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. These falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable and lends to the need to identify risks that attribute to falls.

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Objectives



Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
  1. Identify how frequently falls occur and what harmful consequences may follow an episode of falling
  2. Recognize the different causes of falling
  3. Identify which residents are at higher risk for falls
  4. List external risk factors for falls

Curriculum


Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Facts About Falls
  • How Frequent are Falls?
  • Where and When do Falls Occur?
  • How Serious are Falls?

Chapter Three: Causes of Falling
  • What is a Fall?
  • Why do Residents Fall?

Chapter Four: Fall Risk Factors
  • Internal Risk factors
  • External Risk Factors

Chapter Five: References

 

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