Event Description

Session Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024

Session Time: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

This program will be held on Zoom, and will not be available on-demand.


We’ve exhausted the same old fall prevention list. Learn how to create a proactive fall reduction culture - by all - as falls do not belong to nursing. Teach everyone they can proactively prevent falls. Turn rigid into flexible schedules to honor sleep. Being well rested and matching one’s circadian rhythm leads to fewer falls as well as many other positive health benefits. Open dining times support natural awakening. Replace old, institutional “interventions” with individualized approaches and proactive practices in each individual’s care plan. Regulations support these commonsense practices. Join the movement to reject and replace institutional culture with home and normal life, including a good night’s sleep.

Learner Objectives:

  1. List at least six proactive practices to prevent falls.
  2. Select at least one practice to implement.
  3. Implement one’s personal practice of using normal language instead of institutional language during the training.
  4. Differentiate between reactive/passive practices and proactive/anticipatory practices.
  5. Defend commonsense proactive practices with CMS federal regulations.
  6. Design a plan to teach the wider team.

Nurse Learner Outcome:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will self-report a knowledge gain of the proactive practices that can be used to prevent falls on the post session evaluation.


Continuing Education

RN: This program will provide participants the opportunity to earn up to 3 nurse contact hours. Health Care Association of Michigan is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program is jointly provided with MI-NADONA/LTC.

NHA: The Health Care Association of Michigan is a Certified Sponsor of continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).

  • This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 3 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS - Approval #20250605-3-A103546-DL
  • NHA CE is not being offered for on-demand completion of this program.

CE Reporting:  HCAM will need 30 days after the event conclusion to compile and process all attendance data. Once the data is compiled, certificates will be available to access. Certificate questions should be directed to Mary Gettel.

Requirements of Participation:

  1. Attendance is being strictly monitored.
  2. Be sure you are entering and exiting sessions at the start and end of the session – if you miss more than 10 minutes because you arrived late or left early, you will lose partial credit. HCAM will issue partial credit by half hour attended. It is YOUR responsibility to follow the agenda and be on time!
  3. A post-test must be successfully completed with a passing score of 85% or higher in order to earn credit.
  4. The evaluation must be completed in order to earn your certificate of completion.
  5. Attendees caught cheating or violating our attendance policies will not receive credit for the remainder of the event.