PowerPoint presentation for nurses
Facts About Falls, PowerPoint presentation for residents and families
The 85 slide PowerPoint presentation, Falls Management, was developed by Jo Taylor and is based on her experience in the field with over 200 nursing homes. It is designed for use with nurses, therapists, administrators and directors of nursing. Each slide is fully scripted and references are provided for accessing further information. Feel free to use this presentation in your facility and to adapt it to your individual needs. Click on the title in the right hand column on this page to download the presentation either in pdf format or PowerPoint.
A 23 slide PowerPoint presentation, Facts for Falls, is an updated version of the presentation for residents and families provided in the FMP manual. It is designed to be used when teaching residents and families about fall risk and includes strategies to reduce falls and related injuries. It may be used in conjunction with two handouts for families which are provided in the FMP appendix. Click on the title in the right hand column on this page to download a copy.
Two staff inservices, The Fall Reduction Program, Part I and Part II were originally produced in 2000 and are designed to provide a general introduction to common safety hazards and fall risk reduction. Designed for a wide nursing home audience, each program is approximately 15 minutes in length and comes with a companion handout as well as pre and post tests in English and Spanish, all of which are provided in the FMP appendix. Click on the titles in the right hand column on this page to access these presentations.
Useful resources for the management of falls and elimination of physical restraints (Click directly on the title to access the website):
Evidence-based Geriatric Nursing Resources:
To order, visit the Springer website http://www.springerpub.com
Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing provides the website, ConsultGeri.org, which offers evidence-based practice guidelines for a wide variety of geriatric nursing topics including falls. Select Geriatric Topics and then falls.
Clinical Practice Guidelines:
Other Practice Guidelines:
Educational information for families and residents:
Reducing fall risk through immobility with the use of restraints, seating restrictions, improper bed height, and alarms results in multiple negative outcomes for the frail older adult. Efforts to strengthen muscles, improve balance, and ehance flexibility are necessary to reduce the risk of fall related injuries and it is important to focus on this in order not to create an excess of safety resulting in functional decline . Exercise programs, regular ambulation, and routine care that focuses on maintaining and improving the older adult's function are key interventions.
The Advancing Excellence Campaign for America's Nursing Homes goal for mobility includes a variety of resources and tools to assess functional status, design and implement programs, and track data related to mobility status which can be used by direct care staff to enhance functional status and improve the mobility of frail, older adults in nursing homes.