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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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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #: CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, West Virginia and New Mexico through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 
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Fall Management Technology

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Fall Management Technology

Falls in older patients are common in hospitals and nursing facilities. Among hospital inpatients, falls range from 2.3 to 7 falls per 1,000 patient-days. Approximately 30% of inpatient falls result in injury, with 4% to 6% resulting in serious injury, such as hip fracture, spinal injury and head trauma. Of the 1.6 million patients in U.S. nursing facilities, approximately half fall annually. About 1 in 3 of those who fall will fall two or more times in a year. One in every 10 falls results in a serious injury; about 65,000 patients suffer a hip fracture each year.

To a large extent, effective fall prevention is dependent upon caregivers adhering to a structured process that consists of timely fall risk and post fall assessments and targeted multidisciplinary interventions based on identified risk factors and/or causes of falls.

 



Objectives


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify available technologies (or products) that support safe mobility/reduce the risk of falling. 
  • Recognize available technologies (or products) aimed at reducing risk of injurious falls.
  • Discuss available technologies that warn caregivers when a patient is engaging in potentially risky behavior.  
  • Summarize the framework for selecting and implementing fall prevention technology.

Curriculum


Chapter 1: Introduction
Fall Management Technologies

Chapter 2: Assistive Devices
Wheeled Walkers 
Bed Transfer Aids
Toileting Safety
Wheelchair Locking Systems
Gait Belts
Non-Skid Slippers

Chapter 3: Injury Protection Devices
Hip Protectors
Low Beds
Smart Beds
Fall Mats

Chapter 4: Warning Devices
Fall Alarms
Wandering Alarms
Fall Management Technology: Its Implementation

Chapter 5: Selecting the Best Technological Solution
Identify a Multidisciplinary Team
Identify the Need for Technology 
Identify Appropriate Technology 

Chapter 6: Implementing Technology
Staff Acceptance of Technology
Patient Acceptance of Technology
Maintenance and Availability Issues

Chapter 7: Nursing and Technology
Conclusion

Chapter 8: Appendix
Common Risk Factors and Causes of Falls
Fall Preventive Interventions

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