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Empira Falls Series: Falls Solutions & Interventions

presented by Sue Ann Guildermann, RN, BA, MA

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Financial: Sue Ann Guildermann, RN, BA, MA receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.


 Non-Financial: Sue Ann Guildermann, RN, BA, MA has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course is part 4 of a 4 part series of the Empira Fall Module. After fall causation is identified, solutions and interventions need to be determined. A solution that eliminates the cause is preferable. However, too often the cause can not be eliminated; therefore, solutions consideration become broader and needs to focus prevention through intrinsic, extrinsic and systemic interventions.

Meet Your Instructor

Sue Ann Guildermann, RN, BA, MA

Sue Ann Guildermann has more than forty years of experience providing education, leadership, and consultation to nonprofit and for-profit senior service organizations. Sue Ann is a registered nurse, with a BA and MA in communication. She currently conducts research of evidence-based findings and practices to create quality improvement programs, educational seminars, and conferences with targeted…

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1. Eliminate vs. Manage Fall Causation

Some fall causes can be eliminated; however, many causes need to be managed. A solution will eliminate the cause. An intervention will manage the cause because it remains present. Recognition of these simple concepts will create appreciation for the art and science of fall management. Intervention is an action taken to improve a situation.

2. Fall Interventions and Solutions Based on Causation

Solutions are a means to solving a problem. Some fall causations can be eliminated, thus reducing fall reoccurrence through solution selection, ongoing monitoring and evaluation. To demonstrate solutions that match causation, specific intrinsic, extrinsic, and systemic examples will be shared.

3. Fall Prevention Interventions and Solutions: Empira Best Practices

Interventions are a means to improve a situation or reduce risks. Some fall causations cannot be eliminated. Reducing risk of falls or preventing injury with falls can be obtained through appropriate intervention selection, ongoing monitoring, and evaluation. To demonstrate interventions that match causation, specific intrinsic, extrinsic, and systemic examples will be shared.

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