This Course will look at fall risk screening and assessment, why identifying appropriate fall risk interventions is important, and what we as healthcare professionals need to be aware of to provide best practice falls prevention at the bedside.
- Apply your understanding of best practice falls prevention to be able to identify why screening and assessment is required
- Use enhanced knowledge of risk factors for falling to identify patients who require screening and assessment
- Identify patients at high risk of injury should they fall to ensure appropriate interventions are in place to mitigate risk
No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.
Diana Clayton is a clinical nurse consultant who works for Peninsula Health in the falls prevention service. She initially set up the inpatient falls prevention program and currently oversees the program in the subacute and residential care settings. She has been in her current role for 13 years and has presented at a number of conferences over that time. She is a passionate advocate for falls prevention across the whole health spectrum.