Essential Falls Management Series: Assessment and Training Tools


Assessment and Training Tools

By Rein Tideiksaar, Ph.D.

ISBN 978-1-932529-01-2
Format: CD-ROM
© 2004

Based on Rein Tideiksaar’s popular book Falls in Older People, this CD-ROM provides the basic tools for implementing a successful falls management program at any long-term care or hospital facility. This resource contains all the assessment forms, checklists, procedures, and guidelines from the book in customizable Microsoft Word or printable PDF documents. Also included are additional forms and two training presentations for staff.

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PowerPoint Training Files

  • Preventing Falls in Acute Hospitals
  • Preventing Falls in Nursing Facilities

Acrobat PDF Files

  • Best Clinical Practices in Acute Care Hospitals and Nursing Facilities
  • Fall Risk Assessment
  • Fall Prevention and Restraint Avoidance Programs
  • Restraint/Non-Restraint Utilization Assessment
  • Measuring Fall Rates and Restraint Use Rates
  • Eyes and Ear Program
  • Ambulation Device Measurement
  • Ambulation Device Utilization
  • Bed Safety
  • Side Rail Utilization Assessment
  • Discharge Teaching Sheets
  • Post-Fall Assessment

Microsoft Word & Acrobat PDF Files

  • Fall Risk Checklist
  • Injury and Acute Medical Problems Checklist
  • Post-Fall Assessment Tool
  • Restraint/Non-Restraint Assessment and Care Planning Tool
  • Side Rail Assessment and Care Planning Tool
  • Performance-Oriented Environmental Mobility Screen (POEMS Assessment Tool)
  • Wheelchair Problems and Modifications Checklist

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Rein Tideiksaar, Ph.D., is President of FallPrevent, LLC, a company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services in connection with fall prevention in the elderly. Dr. Tideiksaar has been active in the area of fall prevention for more than fifteen years. He has directed numerous research projects on falls and has developed fall prevention programs in community, assisted living, home care, acute care hospital, and nursing facility settings. Dr. Tideiksaar has written numerous articles and book chapters on falls and related topics. He is the author of Falls in Older People: Prevention and Management, Fourth Edition (Health Professions Press). In addition to three previous editions of this professional resource, he is the author of Falling in Old Age: Its Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition (Springer Publishing Company, 1997).

From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Tideiksaar was the Senior Vice President of Fall Prevention and Injury Reduction Systems, ElderCare Companies, Inc., Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Prior to 2000, he was Director of Geriatric Educational and Clinical Programs and Director of the Falls and Immobility Program, Department of Geriatrics, Southwest Medical Associates, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also served as Director of Geriatric Care Coordination, Sierra Health Services, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada, and Director of the Falls and Immobility Program, Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York.

Dr. Tideiksaar obtained a doctorate from Columbia Pacific University and a physician assistant certification from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Tideiksaar completed his geriatric training at the Parker Jewish Geriatric Institute, New Hyde Park, New York.

2 reviews for Essential Falls Management Series: Assessment and Training Tools

  1. Administrator

    “For those of us who work in Fall Prevention we are fortunate to add to our resources another comprehensive, practical, evidence-informed fall prevention guide from the acclaimed author and fall prevention expert – Dr. Rein Tideiksaar. I am pleased to endorse this solid piece of work that focuses on an often overlooked population – health care providers who care for older persons in hospitals and nursing facilities. This fourth edition builds on a solid foundation of evidence on the causes and prevention falls and translates this knowledge into practical solutions in the form of assessment tools, care plans and detailed strategies for the application of least restraint policies, hip protectors, monitoring strategies, environmental modifications, discharge planning, and many others. A great strength of this book is the clear depiction of how proven strategies for prevention can be integrated into daily routine of health care providers in institutional settings. The book concludes with a useful set of case studies to help reinforce the wealth of new information and a series of answers to frequently asked questions sent to Dr. Tideiksaar over the years. This book is a must for all care settings for older adults.”
    Vicky Scott, PhD, RN, Senior Advisor on Fall & Injury Prevention B.C. Injury Research & Prevention Unit, and Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport; Director, Centre of Excellence on Mobility, Fall Prevention & Injury in Aging

  2. Administrator

    “My first introduction to Rein was through Falls in Older People: Prevention and Management, 2nd edition, subsequently interacting with him professionally on a few fall prevention advisory panels. Throughout the our relationship I have remained in awe of his single-minded focus on reducing the incidence of falls among our most vulnerable older adults, those in unfamiliar surroundings such as hospitals and long term care facilities.
    The general lack of effective inpatient and long term care facility fall prevention programs is challenging but should not preclude the implementation of an evidence-informed approach to maintaining a safe environment for older adults. A well educated staff with heightened awareness and standing protocols to promote a safe environment and identification and management of at risk older adults can reduce falls and fall-related injuries. This expanded edition provides the reader with a solid foundation in the basics of aging, fall prevention and the evidence available on preventing falls. It should be the primary handbook of injury prevention/safety personnel in any facility housing older adult clients.”
    Bonita Lynn Beattie, PT, MPT, MHA, Vice President, Injury Prevention Falls FreeTM Initiative, National Council on Aging

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This CD-ROM is part of the Complete Falls Management Library, which includes the essential guide Falls in Older People: Prevention and Management, Fourth Edition as well as 8 CD-ROMs that cover a broad range of falls-related topics, including bed safety, post-fall evaluation, restraint reduction, and more. Each CD-ROM includes PowerPoint presentations for targeted staff training and relevant assessment forms, checklists, and guidelines in printable PDF format.

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