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Audio Session and Presentation Slides from Nursing Management Congress 2018

Falls continue to occur and unfortunately, the target of these lawsuits is always the nurse. This session will alert nurse leaders to the increasing risks of lawsuits and licensing board complaints resulting from patient falls. We will provide a medical malpractice defense attorney's suggestions on the best way to be chart a fall and how to interact with the patient/family and Licensing Board officials in a fall situation.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify the definition of "falls" and the different types of falls that can occur.
  2. Describe the steps necessary to take once you assess your patient is high-risk for falls.
  3. Identify the recommendations necessary to protect yourself in the event of a patient fall.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.0 CH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH
  • GA - BON 1.0 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223. (CE Broker Course #20-639015)

Test Code: NMC2018S221A
Published: September 2018
Expires: 9/3/2021
Sources: Nursing Management Congress 2018
Required Passing Score: 1/1 (100%)
Authors: Linda Stimmel, Regional Managing Partner, Co-Chair
Categories: Management
Specialties: Management