Fall Prevention in Home Healthcare Training Video | DuPont Sustainable Solutions
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Our “Fall Prevention in Home Healthcare” training program covers some of the proactive screening tools and protective strategies your staff can use to help prevent falls in the patient’s home.
– How and where falls occur
– Conducting a fall risk assessment
– Fall risk assessment scale
– Physical assessment and fall prevention
– Preventing accidental falls
– Preventing unanticipated and anticipated falls
– What to do if your patient falls
Available as an online training course, DVD and streaming video.
Fall Prevention in Home Healthcare
When you step out of the car onto the curb, you go from healthcare professional to skilled detective. It’s your job to protect the home-bound patient, and you make it your business to notice anything that could threaten the health and safety of your patient. Your observation skills can mean the difference between life, serious injury, and even death.
Homes are dangerous places. Every 16 minutes someone is fatally injured at home. Among the leading cause of death is falls. Of those who do survive, 20 to 30 percent will suffer debilitating injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. But falls don’t have to happen. Many are predictable and even preventable.
In the next few minutes, we’ll walk through some of the proactive screening tools and protective strategies you can use to prevent falls where they most often occur – in the patient’s home.
How and Where Falls Happen
Studies show that there are three types of falls: accidental, unanticipated, and anticipated. Fourteen percent of falls are accidental. These falls are unexpected and can’t be predicted. However, many can be prevented by your careful detective work as you search for these safety hazards that can put patients at risk. Often to blame are spills, clutter on the floor, and poor lighting, particularly at night. Unstable furniture can also be the culprit, since weakened patients tend to lean on whatever is available for support. Equipment can fail. Or, sometimes it’s a simple error in judgment – something we all do.
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