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Webinar: Post Fall- Preventing Future Falls. A look at process- everyone's responsibility (Online Only)

November 15 2018 - November 15 2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Hosting Organization: Fall Prevention Community of Practice (fallsloop.com/)

Type of Event: Webinar

Audience: Health care professionals working with older adults

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Webinar Description: 

This webinar will look at falls in the Long Term Care setting and more specifically residents who are experiencing consecutive falls.

Residents in Long Term Care Homes are often complex, living with multiple co- morbidities that increase their risk for falling, i.e. weak, frail, living with chronic health conditions, pain, cognitive impairment, dizziness, etc. The emphasis of this webinar will look at identifying contributing risk factors holistically both pre fall to which sets the foundation of fall prevention and then expand to post fall and root cause of the resident, their fall incidents in their environment.

This webinar will look at and discuss:

  • On-going Resident Assessment
  • Identifying individual fall risk factors.
  • Care Planning and the development of action plans that outline specific interventions that can be implemented to reduce falls and/or injuries related to falls. With recognition that this is part of everything we do.

It will look at post  fall processes including post fall huddles ( things to discuss), the use of data to support this work, communication (what needs to be communicated and to whom) and documentation with  the entire team.

Presenters Bio:

Daphne has been the Fall Reduction and Injury Prevention Coordinator for the Saskatchewan Health Authority since 2011. She is the regional resource as a Safety Specialist and Health Educator providing support to the 30 Long Term Care Homes, the Acute Care sites, and community throughout the region. Daphne is a member of an extensive list of fall reduction advisory committees and has been instrumental in the implementation of numerous fall prevention projects/programs/resources that exist today. Daphne collaborates in fall prevention research, reviews critical incidents from falls, provides education to staff, students, families and communities and provides support to areas experiencing increased falls. Daphne is a Social Worker by profession with a passion for the safety and quality of life of Older Adults.  Her goal is to empower others in creating a safety culture that embeds fall prevention in everything we do based in best practice, dignity of risk and client centred care.

 

For more information, please contact Mariel Ang, Project Coordinator, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation.

Registration is limited. Please sign up early: https://cc.callinfo.com/r/10f2qrgyfso9q&eom