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Goal and Learning Outcomes

Falls are a serious health risk for older people. For many, a fall is a life-changing event that can lead to disability, loss of independence, and even death. In 2019, over 3.1 million older adults were treated in EDs for nonfatal fall injuries; over 800,000 were hospitalized, and over 34,000 died from a fall (Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2021). The good news is that many falls can be prevented (CDC, 2021b). Healthcare professionals who encounter older adults need to understand what causes falls and what strategies prevent these events.
The goal of this course is to educate nurses in the acute care setting about ways to identify risk factors for falls in the older adult population and how to apply evidence-based strategies to prevent them.

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Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.