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Empira Falls Series: Causation of Resident Falls

presented by Sue Ann Guildermann

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This course is part 3 of a 4 part series of the Empira Fall Module. Empira is a consortium of Aging Service providers in Minnesota who created a successful Falls Management Program designed with evidenced-based research and practical application in the long term care setting. This course is designed to assist all staff in skilled nursing facilities with the identification of the intrinsic and personal conditions of the resident that may contribute to resident falls. Key intrinsic causes with successful solutions will be explained.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Sue Ann Guildermann, RN, BA, MA

    Sue Ann Guildermann has over forty years experience providing education, leadership and consultation to non-profit 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 solutions for Empira, a consortium of 26 skilled nursing facilities and 14 Assisted Living facilities in Minnesota. For the past three years she has traveled nationally to share the findings from the work of two national and state quality improvement grants awarded to Empira. The purpose of these grants was to reduce resident falls in skilled nursing homes and to ensure that their residents slept undisturbed throughout the night.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Intrinsic Causations; Internal and Personal Conditions

    1. Intrinsic Causations; Internal and Personal Conditions

    Through the collection and analysis of specific clues, facts and data, intrinsic causation can be discovered. It is necessary to assess and monitor for internal and personal conditions.

  2. Extrinsic Causations; External and Environmental Conditions

    2. Extrinsic Causations; External and Environmental Conditions

    Through the collection and analysis of specific clues, facts and data, extrinsic causation can be discovered. It is necessary to assess and monitor for external and environmental conditions.

  3. Systemic Causation; Operational Conditions

    3. Systemic Causation; Operational Conditions

    Through the collection and analysis of specific clues, facts and data, systemic causation can be discovered. It is necessary to assess and monitor for operational conditions.

  4. Operational Causation: Systemic Conditions

    4. Operational Causation: Systemic Conditions

    Through the collection and analysis of specific clues, facts and data, systemic causation can be discovered. It is necessary to assess and monitor for operational conditions such as policies, procedures and processes.