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Clinical Education

Welcome to the Posey CE programs, your online resource for Patient Safety, Falls and Wound Management education. All of our courses are carefully selected to provide you with strategies that have been utilized by clinicians around the country in order to improve the safety of patients.

Posey is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider #16902, for 1.0 Contact hour. There are no fees to participate.

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Recording Date:
September 19, 2017
Panelist Information:
Pat Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP Fall and Fall Injury Nurse Expert and Consultant
Course Description:

Falls that result in serious injury, disability or death are serious reportable events, also referred to by the National Quality Forum, as “never events.” Acknowledging that trauma experienced during a patient’s fall results in harm, organizations have been slow to add injury technology at the point of care, such as floor mats. Evidence confirms that falls are a frequent source of physical trauma, with 30-51% of patients in hospitals experiencing some injury from a fall (Oliver, Healey & Haines, 2010). Falls in long term care (LTC) facilities tend to result in more serious complications, with 10% to 25% of such falls resulting in fractures or lacerations. The most common serious complications of falls in LTC facilities are hip fractures and head injuries (Becker & Rapp, 2010). Floor mats, pads placed on the floor at the bedside or chair side, is one intervention implemented in many medical centers and long term care settings since 2007. Across organizations, shared committed exists to reduce trauma from falls and resulting immobility.

  • Distinguish myths from facts for floor mat use.
  • Understand the impact testing and properties to reduce fall-related trauma.
  • Describe the use of floor mats to protect vulnerable patient populations from injury.
  • Examine a toolkit for implementation of falls mats at the point of care.
  • Apply a plan for implementation to increase adoption and decrease barriers for use.

 
Recording Date:
July 26, 2017
Panelist Information:
Pat Quigley PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP Nurse Consultant
Course Description:

The evidence confirms that more than 95% of hip fractures among older adults are caused by falling, making hip fractures one of the most serious consequences of a fall. In most cases, the immediate cause of hip fracture is a lateral fall with direct impact on greater trochanter of the proximal femur. No older adult wants to break a hip!
External hip protectors are protective devices embedded in undergarments and clothing, when worn shunt or absorb the energy of the impact thereby reducing the risk of a hip fracture. Despite a program of research about the effectiveness of hip protectors to reduce hip fractures, many opportunities exist for healthcare providers to integrate hip protector use into their clinical practice.. Following today’s webinar participants will be able to:

  • Evidence that confirms the protective properties of hip protectors.
  • Real-life strategies to reduce or eliminate barriers to hip protector use at facility, unit and patient level.
  • Tools and resources to integrate hip protector use in patient care practices.
  • Patient and caregiver education strategies and resources to increase patient’s adherence in use of hip protectors.

 
Recording Date:
April 12, 2017
Panelist Information:
Jason Upham MSN, RN, CEN
Course Description:

Educating the staff on assessing patients for potential fall risk has made a huge impact on preventing potential falls. Employee’s perception of patient safety prior to inception of this study was 2.68 and post study signifi cantly improved 4.70 per the use of a Likert scale (1-5). The key finding is that the project has showed that providing an additional resource (stretcher alarm pads) for the staff has shown to be benefi cial in decreasing medication use and provided another safety net for staff to help to prevent potential falls. The pilot study also encourages the other EDs in the system to provide stretcher alarms pads for staff to initiate on their high risk falls.. Following today’s webinar participants will be able to:

  • To increase awareness of resources that are not commonly used in the ED setting, which can be used to decrease patient falls.
  • Increase awareness of possible falls and improve perception of patient safety.
  • Think out of the box of ways to engage staff and improve patient safety.

 
Recording Date:
March 7, 2017
Panelist Information:
Wendy Wintersgill MSN, RN, CRRN, ACNS-BC
Course Description:

Falls prevention requires a multi-factorial approach. Patient assessment helps caregivers to identify patient-specific risks for falls. Assessments, alarms, medication review, environmental modifications and use of equipment are all used for fall prevention programs. The Joint Commission (JC) requires that hospitals implement interventions to reduce falls based on the patient’s assessed risk. The JC also requires that leaders establish priorities for performance improvement to reduce falls and falls with injury. Gait belts, also called walking belts can be an effective safe patient handling tool in falls prevention. Gait belts not only provide security for the patient but also staff. Following today’s webinar participants will be able to:

  • Assess patients for the safe use of a gait belt.
  • Establish a plan to reduce patient assisted falls with gait belts.

 
Recording Date:
October 18, 2016
Panelist Information:
Lynn Goodloe MS, CNRN, NE-BC | Morgan Buckovich MS, RN, CRRN
Course Description:

Between 700,000 and 1,000,000 patient falls occur in hospitals every year resulting in signifi cant patient injury, patient death, extended lengths of stay, increased cost of care and loss of patient independence. While most organizations continue to focus on this issue, many struggle to consistently achieve improved outcomes. A unifi ed effort among the interprofessional team including team members at the point of care and organizational leaders can help achieve this goal. One model that can be successfully employed is to harness the unique and valuable insight into clinical and operational practices from point of care champions.

  • Participants will articulate the impact of falls and falls with injury for the patient and the organization based on current healthcare trends.
  • Participants will describe the role that shared governance and a champion model of fall and fall injury reduction plays in achieving improved patient outcomes.
  • Participants will gain understanding of how they can facilitate change in their organization and drive improved clinical outcomes in their organizations.

 
Recording Date:
September 28, 2016
Panelist Information:
Pat Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP | Amy L. Hester, PhD, RN, BC
Course Description:

This is a non-CE Webinar. This webinar will provide the opportunity to learn more about a comprehensive, ready to implement falls program with demonstrated results that incorporates all the factors and concepts which include:

  • Scientifically Validated Fall Risk Assessment using the Hester Davis Scale ©
  • Evidence Based Care Planning
  • Patient and Family Education
  • Nursing Competency
  • Quality Assurance tools for sustaining your gains

 
Recording Date:
Sept 6, 2016
Panelist Information:
Pat Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP | Amy L. Hester, PhD, RN, BC
Course Description:

Is your organization looking for the secret to reducing falls and falls with injuries? Are you also doing your best to keep patients and families feel cared for and happy with their care? If there were a “formula” that worked, it would be sought after like a pirate’s golden treasure. According to the literature, a pirates’ treasure worth of gold is lost each year due to falls with injuries.

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

  • outline the content of the 2015 Joint Commission Sentinel Alert.
  • state the changes made in the most recent national guidelines for fall and fall injury reduction.
  • describe population-based approaches to reducing serious injuries from falls.

 
Recording Date:
Aug 16, 2016
Panelist Information:
Juanita E. Hernandez, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CMSRN
Course Description:

Is your organization looking for the secret to reducing falls and falls with injuries? Are you also doing your best to keep patients and families feel cared for and happy with their care? If there were a “formula” that worked, it would be sought after like a pirate’s golden treasure. According to the literature, a pirates’ treasure worth of gold is lost each year due to falls with injuries.

  • List at least two detrimental aspects of falls in your organization.
  • Ascertain what is needed to infl uence a change in behaviors.
  • Characterize a standard motivation that is also a motivation for high standards.
  • Describe the four types of falls and identify the two which staff have the largest ability to reduce.
  • Identify the “no pass zone” & the P’s of Purposeful Rounding.
  • Recognize the leader’s responsibilities in developing the inverse relationship between falls and patient satisfaction.

 
Recording Date:
March 24, 2016
Panelist Information:
Eileen Sherburne, MSN, ACNS-BC, FNP-BC, CRRN, CNRN, WCC
Course Description:

This presentation will describe the population of children where an enclosure bed was implemented as part of the patient plan of care. The characteristics of the children will be described as well as the safety issues related to children being cared for in an enclosure bed including fall risk, falls, skin breakdown, restraint and sitter use, and medication use. This information will enhance the nursing knowledge in the care of this challenging population of children.

  • Describe nursing challenges of providing care to children with safety concerns and behavioral challenges.
  • Report findings of project that investigated use of enclosure bed.
  • Formulate a plan of care that includes use of the enclosure bed.

 
Recording Date:
February 2, 2016
Panelist Information:
Cynthia Saver, RN, MS
Course Description:

If you passed anatomy and physiology in nursing school, you can write for publication! Comparing writing to the workings of different organs such as the brain, heart, and kidneys, makes it easier to put your words on paper. During this program, you will learn how to fi nd a great idea, narrow the topic, organize and write your article, make revisions after peer review, follow the publication process, and maintain ethical and legal publishing standards. Writing is an excellent way to share information with your colleagues, see your name in print, and bring your personal and professional rewards.

  • Discuss the publishing process, from idea to publication
  • State legal and ethical issues related to publishing

 
Recording Date:
January 12, 2016
Panelist Information:
Cynthia Saver, RN, MS
Course Description:

If you passed anatomy and physiology in nursing school, you can write for publication! Comparing writing to the workings of different organs such as the brain, heart, and kidneys, makes it easier to put your words on paper. During this program, you will learn how to fi nd a great idea, narrow the topic, organize and write your article, make revisions after peer review, follow the publication process, and maintain ethical and legal publishing standards. Writing is an excellent way to share information with your colleagues, see your name in print, and bring your personal and professional rewards.

  • State legal and ethical issues related to publishing
  • Identify at least three tips for more effective writing

 
Recording Date:
November 4, 2015
Panelist Information:
Kathleen Fowler, MSN,RN,CMSRN
Course Description:

The course will provide the nurse with knowledge and skills necessary to conduct effective post fall investigations using a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) method of problem solving. The content will be focused on the evaluation of your fall prevention team and assist facilities to implement their own fall prevention program, in which RCA is an essential tool to discover the cause of the initial fall and find ways to prevent recurrences.

  • A multidisciplinary fall prevention team
  • Defining members roles on the multidisciplinary team
  • A post fall investigation
  • A “Just Culture” approach to fall prevention
  • Removing Barriers to fall prevention
  • Eliminate recurring problems through root cause analysis

 
Recording Date:
August 25, 2015
Panelist Information:
Jennifer Harris, RN, MS, NE-BC
Course Description:

This presentation is designed for acute care nursing teams interested in learning the benefi ts of an enclosure bed on both fall prevention as well as providing a calming effect on patients with behaviors, agitation, and inability to ask for assistance before getting out of bed.

  • Describe a process for evaluation of an enclosure bed within an acute care setting.
  • Identify inclusion criteria for patient behaviors that can be managed in an enclosure bed.
  • List patient behaviors that can be managed in an enclosure bed.
  • Outline a procedure for staff and family education.
  • Evaluate improved patient outcomes through implementation of the enclosure bed

 
Recording Date:
July 15, 2015
Panelist Information:
Betty Clark, BSN, RN, M.Ed. CRRN
Course Description:

The course will provide the nurse knowledge to distinguish between dementia and delirium. The content will be focused on the assessment of delirium and safety strategies to be considered to prevent injury.

  • Explain the difference between delirium and dementia.
  • Discuss nursing assessment components used to identify delirium.
  • Describe the intraprofessional strategies used to manage delirium.

 
Recording Date:
April 2, 2015
Panelist Information:
Laura J. Walker, RN, BSN, CCRN, Clinical Safety Education Specialist
Mary Ellen O'Connell, RN, MSN, MBA, Clinical Quality Specialist
Course Description:

This presentation is designed for fall prevention team members, nursing leadership, quality specialists and patient safety officers.
The fall prevention committee at an acute care network (1,000 beds) wanted to improve our use of gait belts as an intervention to assist patients during transfers and ambulation to both decrease patient falls and staff injury.  Using the PDSA cycle for quality improvement we piloted (on a 36 bed cardiac medical floor) a means to improve the visibility of the gait belt in the patient room as an intervention to increase staff utilization of gait belts.  The presenters will focus on interventions, outcomes and lessons learned when utilizing the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s recommended PDSA cycle.

  • Examine the impact the use of gait belts can provide for both patient and direct bedside caregiver safety.
  • Illustrate how employing the PDSA cycle for a unit-based quality improvement project aided in positive outcomes and reinforcing an engaged staff.

 
Recording Date:
December 9, 2014
Panelist Information:
Darcia Jones, MSN RN-BC, Nurse Practice Specialist
Rebecca McGaffey, Certified Geriatric and Clinical Nurse Leader
Course Description:

This course is designed for clinicians, hospital administrators, quality directors and risk managers and will discuss strategies to reduce falls and fall related injuries in the acute care setting. The program will discuss how an Interdisciplinary Mobility and “Lightening Rounds” program can be successful strategies for reducing falls in hospitals. The program will also address the importance of individualized interventions for specific population as well as tools to promote patient and family engagement in fall prevention in the hospital and at home.

  • Discuss Interdisciplinary Mobility Program as an intervention for Fall Reduction.
  • Describe practices to identify individualized interventions for specific populations.
  • Identify tools to promote patient and family engagement in fall prevention in the hospital and at home.
  • Discuss Lightening Rounds program as an intervention for Fall Reduction.

 
Recording Date:
September 10, 2014
Panelist Information:
Richard C. Boothman, University of Michigan Health System
Course Description:

The Michigan Model has been widely reported in major media for years as a pioneering approach to the problem of medical malpractice litigation. Though it has been proven to save on malpractice costs (financial and emotional), in reality its goals are much larger than that: to build accountability in modern medicine for avoidable patient injuries that occur as a result of unreasonable clinical care. This talk will introduce the listener to the Michigan Model, but explore the larger benefits of this approach and ultimately, focus on the deeper lessons only this model unlocks.

  • Understand the complexities of “open disclosure and communication” models of medical malpractice claims management.
  • Understand the connection between the manner in which a health care practitioner/institution chooses to respond to medical injury and the efficacy of its efforts at clinical quality improvement, meaningful peer review, and specifically, why the traditional “deny and defend” response to patient injury is counterproductive to patient safety.

 
Recording Date:
April 2, 2014
Panelist Information:
Richard C. Boothman, University of Michigan Health SystemKathi Patterson, PVH Neuro-MedSurg Unit, MN, RN-BC, CNS-BC, CRRN Clinical Nurse Specialist
Kathie Hopkins, PVH Stroke Coordinator, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Clinical Nurse Specialist
Course Description:

This program will discuss how a Falls Resource Team can be a valuable asset to any hospital’s falls management program. This course will describe the purpose of utilizing a Falls Resource Team as well as the importance of developing individualized patient fall prevention interventions.

  • Describe the purpose of utilizing a Falls Resource Team
  • Describe the indications for individualized patient fall prevention interventions
  • Describe two (2) individualized fall prevention interventions

 
Recording Date:
February 3, 2014
Panelist Information:
Amy L. Hester RN, BSN, BC
Dees M. Davis RN, BSN, BC
Course Description:

This course is designed for clinicians, hospital administrators, quality directors, supply chain directors, and risk managers, and offers an overview of falls and injuries in the hospital setting and defines methods for calculating the cost of falls to your organization as well as evidence based practices for preventing these never events.


 
Recording Date:
January 16, 2014
Panelist Information:
Amy L. Hester RN, BSN, BC
Dees M. Davis RN, BSN, BC
Course Description:

Fall and Injury Prevention: Evidence-Based Approaches for Success This course is designed for clinicians, hospital administrators, quality directors, supply chain directors, and risk managers, and offers an overview of falls and injuries in the hospital setting and defines methods for calculating the cost of falls to your organization as well as evidence based practices for preventing these never events.

  • Describe the purpose of care planning.
  • Describe techniques for patient and family education.
  • Define material resources for both fall and injury prevention.

 
Recording Date:
October 23, 2013
Panelist Information:
Amy L. Hester RN, BSN, BC
Dees M. Davis RN, BSN, BC
Course Description:

This course is designed for clinicians, hospital administrators, quality directors, supply chain directors, and risk managers, and offers an overview of falls and injuries in the hospital setting and defines methods for calculating the cost of falls to your organization as well as evidence based practices for preventing these never events.

  • Describe methods for calculating the financial burden of falls on your organization.
  • Describe the process of falls risk assessment in the hospital setting.
  • Describe techniques for ensuring your risk assessment tool is working adequately.

 
Recording Date:
August 21, 2013
Panelist Information:
Sue Pugh, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CRRN, CNRN, FAHA - Clinical Nurse Specialist Neuro/Rehab
Course Description:

This course provides an overview of how an enclosure bed can be a safe and effective intervention for patients who are at high risk for falls and injuries related to falls. The program will discuss the various types of patients who are appropriate for an enclosure bed as well as how to develop an algorithm that can be used in facilities.

  • Identify and implement high risk fall prevention interventions.
  • Develop an algorithm for when to use a Posey enclosure bed at their facility.
  • Identify patient behaviors that are well managed by a Posey enclosure bed.

 
Recording Date:
October 5, 2011
Panelist Information:
Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, DWC
Course Description:

Causes, complications and care of heel pressure ulcers.

  • Define what causes heel ulcers and how to prevent them.
  • Discuss and differentiate the causes and factors of heel ulcers: pressure, friction, arterial, diabetic, trauma or dermatological.
  • Explain risk factors and preventive measures that can be incorporated in daily care.
  • Review complications and effective treatment interventions.


 
Recording Date:
May 30, 2013
Panelist Information:
Alexandra R. Wiggins, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Executive Director of Medical Surgery Services, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California
Course Description:

The program will discuss various interventions to reduce sitter usage, along with ways to effectively implement the program throughout a hospital and strategies to sustain it over time.

  • Identify interventions to reduce sitter usage.
  • Describe the team approach to implement a reduction plan.
  • Identify methods to sustain change in a sitter usage reduction plan.