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The OnlyNational Forum to Help Prevent Falls in the Elderly & At Risk Population

Annually, falls among olderadults are responsible for more than 20,000 deaths, 2.4 million emergencydepartment visits, and more than $30 billion in direct medical costs.*Furthermore, each year somewhere between 700,000 & 1,000,000 people in theU.S. fall in the hospital setting.**

By attending the National FallsPrevention Conference you’ll join the leaders in this field helping to the tacklethe challenges of Falls Prevention. This nationally collaborative program isdesigned to provide a platform for building on best practices across allsectors of the health care system, to prevent falls and fall related injuriesin hospitals, home health, and long term care organizations nation wide.

You’veasked; we listened!

After a highly successful eventin September of 2015, we looked further into your feedback and suggestions toexpand our topic focus and lengthen our sessions at our 4th Annualevent this year. We will also include more break out sessions and interactiveroundtables throughout our main conference days.

Who should attend?

  • Injury Prevention Specialist
  • Patient Safety Director/Officer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Quality and Safety Director/Officer
  • Fall Prevention Team Lead
  • Risk Management
  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Director of Nursing
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Fall Prevention Coordinator

*Estimate from Currie LM. Fall and injury prevention. In: Patient safety and quality. and evidence-based handbook for nurses. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2008. AHRQ Publication No. 08-0043.

**Statistic developed from research from the National Conference of State Legislatures website, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Council on Aging. In: Sward, Deborah. "Elderly Falls Prevention Legislation and Statuses." National Conference of State Legislatures. National Conference of State Legislatures, 10 Mar. 2015. Web.

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