This course covers the importance of risk assessments for each patient or resident as well as the facility’s environment. It will also review prevention strategies for reducing the risk of injury from falls and describe setting up a comprehensive fall prevention program in your facility.
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
- Identify the seven crucial screening factors that must be assessed to determine a patient's level of fall risk.
- Identify which patients are at risk for trips and falls.
- Educate at-risk patients and their family members about the specific risk factors associated with their condition.
- Utilize a variety of tools and techniques to minimize fall risk in the patient environment.
- Implement fall prevention strategies and care procedures to reduce the risk of falls for patients.
- Explain the importance of defining risk assessment policies and procedures within the facility.
This educational activity was developed for nurses and healthcare professionals.
This is a microlearning course. Microlearning is an approach to learning new information in small segments of 3-15 minutes in length. This course is mobile-friendly!
There is no CE associated with this course. A certificate of completion is awarded, but no contact hours are awarded. If you are interested in earning CE, navigate to and complete the full version of this course.
This course was written by G. Rand Rodriguez; Janet H. Lemler, BSW, RN; Sharon L. Konrad, MSN, RN, CCRN, ACNS-BC; Marguerite Voorhees, RN, MN, CNS, CPHQ, CPHRM; and edited by Brenda Kozak, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE.
Brenda earned her doctorate in nursing practice and is a certified nurse educator. Brenda has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice.