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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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Class Accreditation
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.  This document must be retained by the certified nurse assistant for a period of four years after the course completion. 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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Preventing Falls

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Preventing 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.

Preventing Falls

Every day, in nursing homes located throughout the United States, hundreds of residents will experience one or more falls. Are some of these residents individuals that you provide care for on a daily basis? The answer is probably yes. Prevention of falls, whether causing injury or not, is a key safety issue in nursing homes.

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. Over the past several years, however, interest in fall prevention flourished and, as a result, our thinking about falls has dramatically changed. We now have a better understanding of why falls occur and, more importantly, what can be done to prevent falls from happening. We also now know that falls are not caused by old age itself. But rather, as you will learn, falls have known causes, such as physical illness, medications, and environmental hazards. The biggest lesson we have learned, however, is that while falls may occur often, falls can never be accepted as ordinary events, since there is a great deal that we can do to prevent them. Knowing why a resident may be a fall risk and what can be done to prevent them from falling is an important aspect in managing falls in the nursing home.

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Objectives


Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to: 
  1. Identify medical strategies to prevent falls.
  2. List multiple walking aids to prevent falls.
  3. List environmental strategies to prevent falls.
  4. List accessories in preventing fall.


Curriculum


Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Interventions to Prevent Falls

Chapter Three: Medical Strategies
 
Chapter Four: Rehabilitation Strategies

Chapter Five: Walking Aids

Chapter Six: Wheelchairs

Chapter Seven: Hip Protectors

Chapter Eight: Environmental Strategies

Chapter Nine: Hallways and Pathways

Chapter Ten: Beds

Chapter Eleven: Seating

Chapter Twelve: Fixtures

Chapter Thirteen: Toilets

Chapter Fourteen: Reference Support
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