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New Class: Falls Class
6/27/2012
Pedagogy, Inc., a national provider of online continuing education and training courses for nurses and other health care professionals, is very pleased to announce an important new course  "Managing Falls In the Nursing Home: Who, Why and What Next?" authored by Rein Tideiksaar, PhD, PA-C.
Every day, in nursing homes located throughout the United States, hundreds of residents will experience one or more falls. Are some of these residents individuals that you provide care for on a daily basis? The answer is probably yes. Prevention of falls, whether causing injury or not, is a key safety issue in nursing homes. 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.
About the author:
Rein Tideiksaar Ph.D., PA-C (or Dr Rein as he is commonly referred to) is the president of Fall Prevent, LLC, Blackwood, NJ, a consulting company that provides educational, legal and marketing services related to fall prevention in the elderly.

Dr Tideiksaar is a gerontologist (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, and has directed numerous research projects on falls and has developed fall prevention programs in the community, assisted living, home care, acute care hospital, and nursing facility setting, and has authored several books devoted to the topic of fall prevention.
To view  details and to purchase the course please follow the link:
http://pedagogy-inc.com/Home/Classes/General/Avoiding-Falls.aspx

Pedagogy is the art and science of teaching, instruction, and training.  It is the goal of Pedagogy Inc.  to offer the most current continuing education course content at the highest possible quality level, utilizing sophisticated online training methodologies.  Pedagogy provides individual courses and also has a large corporate clientele who utilize their educational courses for staff training.  “Whether we’re educating one nurse or a facility full of nurses, we’re happy to be their chosen educational provider.  We pride ourselves on excellent content and customer service” says Capra Dalton, RN and CEO.
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