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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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Fall Prevention: Bed, Bedroom, and Bathroom Safety

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Fall Prevention: Bed, Bedroom, and Bathroom Safety
The majority of falls in long-term care facilities occur from bed, around the bed, in the bathroom, or between the bed and bathroom. Many falls occur when residents try to get out of bed on their own. These falling events are associated with significant physical and psychological complications.

This course is designed to assist long-term care staff in:
  • Understanding why residents fall from bed, and in the bedrooms/bathroom.
  • Designing strategies aimed at preventing bed, and bedroom/bathroom falls.



Objectives


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • List risk factors for bed and bathroom falls and falls in the resident’s bedroom.
  • Describe environmental factors contributing to bed and bedroom/bathroom falls.
  • State 2 strategies to reduce the risk of bed and bedroom/bathroom falls and injury.
  • Recall devices used to guard against bed and toilet falls.
  • Explain the importance of a performance-based assessment to prevent bed and bedroom/bathroom falls.

Curriculum


Chapter 1: Introduction
Risk Factors
Assessment
Care Plan

Chapter 2: Beds
Causes of Bed-Related Falls
Bed Height
Bed Supports
Mattresses
Bed Wheels
Side Rails

Chapter 3: Strategies to Reduce Bed Falls and Injury
Nurse Call Bells
Sitters
Cushioned Floor Mats
Hip Protectors
Low Beds
Body Pillows
Fall Alarms

Chapter 4: The Bedroom 
Pathways
Lighting
Floor Surfaces
Storage Areas
Seating
Tables
High Fall Risk Room Set Up

Chapter 5: The Bathroom
Floor Surfaces
Fixture Support
Toilets
Bathtubs/ Showers
Bathroom Checklist

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