Utilizing FIM Scores to Establish Fall Risk on an Inpatient Rehab Unit- 6/13/18


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Utilizing FIM Scores to Establish Fall Risk on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET


   Melissa Denker, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

  Speech Language Pathologist, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center ​





This course will outline a specific program to aid in fall prevention, specific to an inpatient rehabilitation setting. Fall prevention is a focus for nearly all hospitals. Rehabilitation units face a unique challenge in fall prevention, with a demand to encourage increased independence in short periods of time, while still maintaining safety.

Despite its documented validity and utility on inpatient acute hospital units, the Morse Fall Scale identifies nearly all patients on rehabilitation units as high fall risk due to diagnoses and history. This may desensitize staff on such units to true risk. A ‘Low Fall Risk’ program, utilizing Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores, is an evidenced informed approach to truly establish fall risk on an inpatient rehabilitation unit. Identifying fall risk with more specificity allows less staff time to be spent unnecessarily supervising patients who do not need it, and more staff time to be present for those who are at risk of falls and associated complications.

This course will provide specific details (and supporting research) for establishing a ‘low fall risk’ program and the benefits that are associated with more accurate fall risk identification.

Learning Objectives:

By the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least 2 risks associated with falls.
  • Define parameters for identifying patients as ‘low fall risk’ on an inpatient rehabilitation unit.
  • Identify at least 2 benefits to more accurate identification of fall risk for an inpatient rehabilitation unit.

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Learner Notification

Utilizing FIM Scores to Establish Fall Risk on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
AMRPA Live Webinar
June 13, 2018

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory completion 
Participants must complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion.  Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.   

Accreditation Statement - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRA). Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement - Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
This course is co-provided by Amedco and AMRPA.  Maximum of 1.0 contact hour.

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Health Care Executives:  AMRPA is authorized to award 1.0 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select “My Education Credit” to log hours earned.

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Effective 06/05/17, AMRPA will no longer be an ASHA CEU Provider. Members will no longer be able to submit their CEU’s to ASHA for their approval of our programs, but will still earn Continuing Education credits for all AMRPA Educational activities. You will claim your CEU’s and receive a Certificate through AMRPA as you always have. AMRPA’s Educational activities are accepted by most state licensing boards.Please check your state’s licensing rules.

Objectives - After attending this program you should be able to:

  • Identify at least 2 risks associated with falls.
  • Define parameters for identifying patients as ‘low fall risk’ on an inpatient rehabilitation unit.
  • Identify at least 2 benefits to more accurate identification of fall risk for an inpatient rehabilitation unit.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)
All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.

Last Name       First Name        Disclosure
Denker               Melissa              Nothing to disclose
Hein                   Melanie          Nothing to disclose
Kaiser                Justin             Nothing to disclose
Lundgren            Holly             Nothing to disclose


Instructor Financial and Nonfinancial Disclosure Statements can be found at the Registration links. 
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Cancellations will be accepted up to two business days prior to a webinar. Registrants who cancel within that time will receive a refund, minus a $10 service fee. Cancellations received after that time will not be refunded.

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