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Inpatient Fall Prevention: The Balance Between Mobility and Safety - WEB-PT340

Inpatient Fall Prevention: The Balance Between Mobility and Safety

by Allison Lieberman, PT, MSPT, GCS
(4.6 / 413 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Since 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have modified the reimbursement structure of payment, denying or limiting hospital reimbursement that results from adverse events which may occur to a patient while in the hospital. Falls and the traumatic injuries caused by falls in the hospital setting are key components to this program. Research shows that early mobility is essential to patient recovery in the hospital. It is essential that hospital staff understand the importance of maintaining patient mobility while patients are in the hospital and implement fall prevention strategies to keep patients safe when ambulating. By providing a safe hospital environment for patients, completing thorough clinical assessments, improving both patient and staff education and promoting open communication among team members, the clinical staff can minimize the risk of patient falls and improve patient safety.


The goal of this presentation is to review factors that contribute to patient falls and review best practices to reduce the risk of patient falls in the acute-care setting. Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify factors that contribute to patient falls in the acute-care setting
  • Discuss best practices to reduce patient falls in the hospital
  • Collaborate with other members of the interprofessional team to reduce the risk of patient falls in the acute-care setting

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physical therapists, dietitians, nurses, nursing assistants, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.
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This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
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Course Originally Released on: 10/10/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/10/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/10/2020


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Mary Jane L - Newark, DE  ·  Oct 30, 2018
It is a good overview of hospital strategies to prevent falls and injuries. As a home care clinician it is of benefit to learn strategies being implemented for our patients prior to beginning homecare.
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Stephanie S - Buffalo, NY  ·  Oct 27, 2018
This course was a new way to look at fall prevention
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Rose P - Shillington, PA  ·  Oct 06, 2018
This course provided additional education on fall prevention and intervention as a great review.
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John C - Murphy, TX  ·  Sep 21, 2018
Great course for development or guidance to improve current fall protocol to decrease incidents of falls in the hospital.
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Stacey M - Kingston, NH  ·  Sep 21, 2018
Great learning module
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Price: $19.00
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