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The Pharmacist’s Role in Reducing Falls Among Older Adults

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-approved STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) falls online training program by the American Pharmacists Association helps pharmacists identify fall prevention strategies to integrate into their everyday practice. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment …

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Medications Linked to Falls

This 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fact sheet summarizes some of the medications linked to falls among seniors. The SAFE Medication Review Framework is a fact sheet that helps providers assess patient medications and create plans to reduce adverse drug events. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to …

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Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Programs

Want to implement a fall prevention program? This resource from the National Council on Aging connects you to your state Fall Prevention Coalition leaders and local resources. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions …

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Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Programs

The National Council on Aging has a clearinghouse on evidence-based fall prevention programs. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions and prevention programs and staff training resources.

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Preventing Falls: A Guide to Implementing Effective Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs

This 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guide describes how to implement community fall prevention programs. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions and prevention programs and staff training resources.

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STEADI Older Adult Fall Prevention Online Training for Providers

Learn how to screen patients 65+ for falls, identify risk factors and offer interventions with this 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resource. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions and prevention …

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Fall Prevention in Hospitals Training Program

This Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) training helps staff prevent falls in hospital settings. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions and prevention programs and staff training resources.

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Falls Prevention for Home Health Nurses

This free training from the Carolina Geriatric Education Center teaches home health care aides how to prevent patient falls. You’ll need to create an account to take the course. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management …

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Falls Among the Elderly: A Hospital and Home Health Prevention Toolkit

This Focused Admission Prevention (FAP) toolkit includes assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management, prevention and staff training resources.

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OASIS-Tips & Best Practices for Home Health Agencies

Learn tips and best practices for the home health Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) in this Telligen webinar recorded in September 2018 with OASIS Coordinator Siji Varghese, RN, PhD. Varghese defines the OASIS regulation, its uses and data items used in various report types.