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Rein Tideiksaar

Rein Tideiksaar, PhD, PA-C, or Dr. Rein as he is commonly referred to, is the president of Fall Prevent, LLC, Blackwood, New Jersey, a consulting company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly.

Dr. Tideiksaar is a gerontologist, which is a health care professional who specializes in working with elderly patients, and a geriatric physician's assistant. He has been active in the area of fall prevention for over thirty years. 

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Class Accreditation

All states  recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.

Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #7046.  This document must be retained by the certified nurse assistant for a period of four years after the course completion. Provider approved by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing Assistive Personnel, Florida Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants; CE Broker CE Provider #: 50-13256.   

Fall Prevention: Bed Safety

Contact Hours: 1
Cost: $10.00

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Fall Prevention: Bed Safety
Many falls in long-term care facilities occur from bed. Falls occur when residents try to get out of bed on their own, most often to go to the bathroom to meet toileting needs. These falling events are associated with significant physical and psychological complications.

This course is designed to assist long-term care staff in:

Understanding why residents fall from bed.
Designing strategies aimed at preventing bed falls.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
  1. Identify reasons for bed falls.
  2. Discuss strategies to reduce the risk of bed falls and injury.
  3. Describe devices used to guard against bed falls and injury.
  4. State the importance of a bed mobility assessment.
  5. Recognize environmental factors contributing to bed falls and strategies aimed at modifying unsafe conditions.

Curriculum

Chapter One: Introduction

  • Risk Factors for Bed-Related Falls
  • Causes of Bed-Related Falls and Injury

Chapter Two: Steps in Reducing Bed-Related Falls

  • Assessment
  • Performance-Based Bed Mobility Screen
  • Communicating Fall Risk
  • Post-Fall Bed Assessment

Chapter Three: Strategies to Reduce Bed Falls

  • Medical Interventions
  • Rehabilitative Interventions
  • Nursing Interventions

Chapter Four: Environmental Strategies

  • Beds
  • Floor Surfaces
  • Lighting
  • Bed Safety Checklist

Chapter Five: Strategies to Reduce Falls and Injury

  • Bed Side Rails
  • Side Rail Risk Assessment
  • Nurse Call Bells
  • Sitters
  • Cushioned Floor Mats
  • Hip Pads
  • Helmets
  • Fixed and Adjustable Low Beds
  • Body Pillows
  • Fall Alarms
  • Ineffective Fall Alarms
  • Strategies for Improving the Effectiveness of Fall Alarms
  • Bed Safety Checklist

Chapter Six: Follow Up/Monitoring

  • Environment
  • Meeting Basic Needs
  • Daily Monitoring of Fall Risk

Chapter Seven: Bed Safety Audits

  • Audit Process

Chapter Eight: Achieving Success with Bed Safety

  • Adhere to a Clinical Process
  • Provide Education
  • Establish a Multidisciplinary Committee
  • Ensure Administrative Support