Posey Falls Prevention

Floor Mats to the Rescue. From Evidence to Implementation to Rescue


Description
The most common serious complications of falls in LTC facilities are hip fractures and head injuries. Floor mats, pads placed on the floor at the bedside or chair side, is one intervention implemented in many medical centers and long term care settings since 2007. Across organizations, shared committed exists to reduce trauma from falls and resulting immobility. This webinar is designed specifically for your organization, to increase your protective safety net and reduce trauma when a patient falls through the use of floor mats.

Learning Objectives:
1. Distinguish myths from facts for floor mat use.
2. Understand the impact testing and properties to reduce fall-related trauma.
3. Describe the use of floor mats to protect vulnerable patient populations from injury.
4. Examine a toolkit for implementation of falls mats at the point of care.
5. Apply a plan for implementation to increase adoption and decrease barriers for use.
Content
  • Floor Mats to the Rescue! From Evidence to Implementation
  • Floor Mats to the Rescue Test
  • Webinar Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 47 months, 28 days