1013: Beyond the Bundle: Effective Fall Prevention Strategies for the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit.
Learn how one Geriatric Psychiatry Unit decreased its falls by 50%, from triple digits to double digits in one year. Understand the components of a standardized "bundle" or tool kit of fall prevention interventions and how staff may utilize them in daily practice. Recognize barriers to implementation. Experience the excitement associated with the innovative practice that developed "beyond the bundle".
Speakers: Kathleen Frybarger, RN, BSN, MA; Catherine S. Brennan, MS, RN
Disclosures: The presenters have no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 90 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify 2-3 effective interventions for use in a Geriatric Falls Prevention Program.
2. Describe 1-2 potential innovative practices to utilize in a professional environment.
3. Describe 1-2 barriers to implementation of identified interventions in the practice setting.
Continuing Nursing Education
1.5 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Wednesday, November 7th
Administration & Practice Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Release Date: February 4, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2015