Patient Safety Strategies: Building a Fall Prevention Toolkit

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Patient Safety Strategies: Building a Fall Prevention Toolkit

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Recorded on:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Length: 3 hours

Presented by:
Virginia Hall, DNP, MSN/Ed. RN, CNE
Carole Eldridge, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC

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Patient falls are a fixture in The Joint Commission’s list of top 10 sentinel events; in fact, they were the third highest sentinel event reported to the accreditor in 2016. Causes of falls can include inadequate assessments, side effects from medications or diseases, and environmental hazards, as well as a lack of leadership or staff orientation.

During this three-hour virtual workshop, Carole Eldridge, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, and Virginia Hall, DNP, MSN/Ed. RN, CNE, will provide a step-by-step guide to setting up a successful and sustainable evidence-based multidisciplinary fall prevention program in your facility.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the incidence, demographics, and ramifications of patient falls in healthcare
  • Tailor several fall prevention strategies for use in their organization
  • Implement best practices in healthcare fall prevention programs

Who Should Listen?

  • Directors of nursing
  • Staff educators
  • Nurse managers
  • RNs
  • LPNs
  • Nursing assistants
  • Patient technicians
  • Patient safety specialists


  • Falls in U.S. healthcare
    • Demographics, incidence, and statistics
    • Definition and causes
    • Ramifications of falls in healthcare
  • Fall prevention strategies
    • Strategies that people can adapt to their own organizations
    • Individualized approaches to preventing falls
  • Best practices in fall prevention programs
    • Top-down leadership
    • Consistent implementation
    • Training and awareness
    • System of reward and accountability
  • Live Q&A


  • STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) (NIH, free to use)
  • Morse Scale (AHRQ, free to use)
  • List of common and uncommon causes of falls
  • Selection of tools from FALLP book

Continuing Education

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
(Nursing contact hours valid for live webcast participant only) - HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 3 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro. (Ability to claim nursing contact hours for this webinar expires on: 05/14/2019)

Meet the Speakers

Virginia Hall

Virginia Hall, DNP, MSN/Ed. RN, CNE, has been an associate professor for the online RNBSN degree program at Chamberlain University for the past 10 years. With more than 40 years of professional expe­rience in nursing, Hall’s background includes nursing instruction, management, emergency nursing, and patient safety. She has served for over 10 years in the long-term care arena, in a supervisory and nursing assistant educator role, in addition to being the director of nursing and administrator of two facilities. Hall is a member of the National League for Nursing and the Phi Pi Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Additionally, she is an editorial reviewer for Holistic Nursing; has given numerous professional presentations in the areas of online learning, nursing education, and patient safety; and is a certified healthcare risk manager in the state of Florida.

Carole Eldridge

Carole Eldridge, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, currently the vice president of post-licensure and graduate programs for Chamberlain University, has more than 40 years of experience in nursing and education, including experience in starting and managing healthcare companies. Eldridge has opened and operated several Medicare and private-duty home health agencies, a hospice, a medical equipment company, and a healthcare publishing company, overseeing a four-state homecare company as CEO for several years. She served as vice president of resident and qual­ity services for a nationwide assisted living company. Eldridge has written and published more than 60 training publications for unlicensed attendants in long-term care as well as textbook chapters and articles for professional journals.

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

No problem. The On-Demand version is also available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $299 value!

Participation in the webinar is just $299 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet.

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