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Fall Prevention
11/29/2012
Fall prevention expert and Pedagogy author Dr. Rein Tideiksaar addresses medication use and falls.

The prevention of falls is a complex issue, requiring the investigation of many possibilities of why falls may happen with a particular individual.  Medication use may be a catalyst in the cause of falls, but Dr. Rein also addresses the topic of medication non-adherence, which may also be at the root of falls.
Dr. Rein discusses this topic in his blog on eCareDiary.com you may CLICK HERE to read his informative article. Dr. Rein discusses the particulars of medication non-adherence: how to identify it, reasons for non-adherence, preventing medication non-adherence and offers some wonderful advice for caretakers.

Dr. Rein has also written a continuing education course for nurses that addresses the comprehensive management of fall prevention. For many years, it was assumed that falls were unavoidable accidents, due to just being old, and that nothing, apart from restricting a resident’s mobility or placing them in physical restraints, could be done to prevent falls. Over the past several years, however, interest in fall prevention flourished and, as a result, our thinking about falls has dramatically changed. We now have a better understanding of why falls occur and, more importantly, what can be done to prevent falls from happening. We also now know that falls are not caused by old age itself. But rather, as you will learn, falls have known causes, such as physical illness, medications, and environmental hazards. The biggest lesson we have learned, however, is that while falls may occur often, falls can never be accepted as ordinary events; since there is a great deal that we can do to prevent them. Knowing why a resident may be a fall risk and what can be done to prevent them from falling is an important aspect in managing falls in the nursing home.

To learn more about Dr. Reins course Managing Falls in the Nursing Home: Who, Why and What Next?, click on the course title to view the entire curriculum and purchase the course for yourself or your staff.

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