Falls – Current Strategies for the Enduring Challenge
- January 20, 2022
- 10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time
- Exclusive for CHI owner insured direct care providers, clinical leadership and educators, patient safety, risk and quality managers.
Falls are an enduring challenge across the care continuum. This webinar will discuss fall prevention from acute to long-term care based on evidence and current trends, including the impact of COVID-19 on preventing falls. The latest technology for falls prevention will be reviewed with guidance on selecting technology that will fit the needs of both patients and staff.
At the end of the webinar, the participant should be able to:
- Describe current trends in CHI falls claims.
- Identify 3 variables contributing to falls and their associated risk mitigation strategies.
- Review 2 fall prevention technologies and consider usefulness in your environment.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number 12205 for 1 contact hour.
Patient Safety Analyst
Shannon Rose, MPH, COTA/L is a patient safety and risk management analyst with over 8 years of clinical experience providing skilled care in occupational therapy for geriatric populations. She has significant experience in falls prevention, home safety, and caregiver training. As part of the ECRI Aging Services team, she works with CCRC executives to develop policies and implement risk management strategies to reduce resident harm and promote a culture of safety. She supports member organizations using evidence based research, providing up to date guidance through consultations, webinars, and literature. After 2 years leading a Falls Collaborative, participating organizations saw an 11% decrease in fall rates.
Jill Plesh, JD, MHA, CHC
VP, Risk Management & Claims
Optima Healthcare Insurance Services
Jill joined Optima Healthcare Insurance Services, Inc. in 2019. 25 years earlier, Jill got her start as a risk manager at a community hospital, a position she held for eight years during which time she also attended law school. Jill subsequently practiced law at a medical malpractice defense law firm, however, her passion for reducing patient harm drew her back to the hospital setting where she held expanded executive roles in two healthcare systems overseeing risk management, corporate compliance, privacy, safety, transport, and legal operations.
Zoom connection information is auto-generated and emailed to the participant upon registration. Each participant has a unique link for connection.
This event is a webinar. Zoom connection information is auto-generated and emailed to the participant upon registration. Each participant has a unique link for connection.