Inpatient Fall Prevention: The Balance Between Mobility and Safety - WEB-RD340

Inpatient Fall Prevention: The Balance Between Mobility and Safety

by Allison Lieberman, PT, MSPT, GCS
(4.7 / 65 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Since 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have modified the reimbursement structure of payment, denying or limiting hospital reimbursement that results from adverse events which may occur to a patient while in the hospital. Falls and the traumatic injuries caused by falls in the hospital setting are key components to this program. Research shows that early mobility is essential to patient recovery in the hospital. It is essential that hospital staff understand the importance of maintaining patient mobility while patients are in the hospital and implement fall prevention strategies to keep patients safe when ambulating. By providing a safe hospital environment for patients, completing thorough clinical assessments, improving both patient and staff education and promoting open communication among team members, the clinical staff can minimize the risk of patient falls and improve patient safety.


The goal of this presentation is to review factors that contribute to patient falls and review best practices to reduce the risk of patient falls in the acute-care setting. Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify factors that contribute to patient falls in the acute-care setting
  • Discuss best practices to reduce patient falls in the hospital
  • Collaborate with other members of the interprofessional team to reduce the risk of patient falls in the acute-care setting

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physical therapists, dietitians, nurses, nursing assistants, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3020, 5010, 5040, 5050 and performance indicators of 8.1.5,10.1.3, 10.2.2, 10.2.5. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 10/10/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/10/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/10/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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Asmaa g - sharjah, US  ·  Jul 09, 2019
it is good course and i recommend it
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Dorothy A - Sharon Springs, NY  ·  May 29, 2019
good information for all
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Valerie B - Fort Myers, FL  ·  May 20, 2019
Fall prevention is a healthcare team approach for safety.
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Charles P - Pembroke Pines, FL  ·  Apr 11, 2019
great course on fall prevention among patients.
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JULIA S - SAINT LOUIS, MO  ·  Feb 20, 2019
Appreciated the multi-disciplinary approach
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00