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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, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, and West Virginia 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: Introduction to Root Cause Analysis

Contact Hours: 1
Cost: $10.00

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Fall Prevention: Introduction to Root Cause Analysis
Root cause analysis (RCA) is a process used to identify the primary source or cause(s) of a problem. With respect to fall prevention in long term care settings, (RCA) is a systematic process for identifying the root cause (s) of resident falls. RCA is based on the idea that effective fall prevention requires more than merely ‘putting out fires’ or concentrating on injuries and life-threatening conditions but finding a way to prevent falls from occurring. This course will help long-term care staff understand RCA and how it can help pinpoint contributing factors to the problem of falling.


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the reasons for RCA.
  2. Recall the benefits of RCA.
  3. Recall the key concepts that support RCA.
  4. List the ‘5 Whys’ RCA method.
  5. Describe the RCA processes.


Chapter 1: Introduction to Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

  • About this course
  • Objectives

Chapter 2: Fall Prevention 101

  • Fall Risk Factors
  • Repeat Fall Risk Factors
  • Fall Prevention Interventions
  • Post Fall

Chapter 3: What Is Root Cause Analysis?

  • Types of RCA

Chapter 4: Individual-Level RCA

  • 5 Whys Analysis
  • Common Root Causes

Chapter 5: The RCA Process

  • Step 1: Assemble the Team
  • Step 2: Gather the Facts
  • Step 3: Identify Root Causes
  • Step 4: Develop a Risk Reduction Plan
  • Step 5: Evaluate Effectiveness of Actions

Chapter 6: Process and Organizational Issues

  • Care Process or Staff Factors
  • Organizational Factors
  • RCA Process

Chapter 7: Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycle

  • Plan
  • Do
  • Study
  • Act

Chapter 8: RCA Tools

  • Brainstorming
  • Flowcharting
  • Fishbone Diagrams
  • Affinity Diagrams
  • Summary
  • References