Module 3: Falls Prevention and Management

Learning and Performance Objectives

Knowledge Objectives

Participants will understand:

  • Why falls are an important safety issue.
  • Risk factors for falls.
  • Which residents are at high risk of falling.
  • How falls can be prevented.
  • How nursing assistants and licensed nurses can work together to prevent falls.

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Performance Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe nursing interventions to prevent falls, initiated by either:
    • A nursing assistant.
    • A licensed nurse.
  • Use particular interventions for particular risk factors.
  • Work as a member of a nursing team to:
    • Choose intervention(s) for a particular case.
    • Assess whether an intervention is effective
Page last reviewed October 2014
Page originally created June 2012
Internet Citation: Learning and Performance Objectives. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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