Preventing Patient Falls — What Every Hospital Should Know

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Thursday, Aug. 15
9 - 11 a.m.

Register on or before Monday, Aug. 12, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

MHA members — $225
Nonmembers — $275

The webinar registration fee is for one phone line connection. Each additional phone line connection will be charged a registration fee. Get more value by inviting colleagues to join you!

This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.


CMOs, CNOs, physicians, nurses, risk management and quality staff, compliance officers, patient safety officers, nurse educators, leadership staff, accreditation staff, compliance officers, legal counsel, and anyone else who is responsible for the CMS Conditions of Participation and TJC standards related to falls

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As the number one hospital-acquired condition, falls are an important patient safety and risk management issue. They are Patient death or serious injury associated with a fall also is one of the 29 National Quality Forum Never Events in which some states have agreed not to bill. And, falls can result in the filing of a medical malpractice case. Every hospital should consider having a falls team to oversee at this important patient safety issue. Preventing falls among patients requires a multifaceted approach.

This webinar will discuss recognition, evaluation, assessment, categories of risk, policies and procedures, evidenced-based literature, toileting, medication alteration, hourly rounding, post-fall huddles, need to increase mobility, signage, no pass zones, safe room set-up, patient education, incident reports, and prevention of falls. Understand how to comply with The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services hospital Conditions of Participation standards on falls.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • discuss why every hospital should have a falls program
  • describe how all staff should know how to define what constitutes a fall and how to measure the fall rate
  • examine the reason why CMS will not pay for falls-related Medicare claims if they occur during hospitalization and cause serious injury
  • discuss how decreased mobility can result in falls


Sue Dill Calloway, J.D., MSN, R.N.
Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education Company
Columbus, Ohio

Sue Dill Calloway has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting and previously was the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation.