Education

Welcome to PoseyConnect, your online resource for Patient Safety, Falls and Wound Management education.
All of our courses are carefully selected to provide you with strategies that have been utilized by clinicians
around the country in order to improve the safety of patients.

Posey is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider #15902, for 1.0 Contact hour.
There are no fees to participate.

To get started:

  • Click on the graphic or the program title to enter the Posey Learning System.
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  • Watch the presentation
  • Take the exam and score a 90% or better
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Falls Resource Team

Topic:

Keep a Grasp on Patient Safety - Increasing the Use of Gait Belts in Acute Care

Recording Date:

April 2, 2015

Panelist

Laura J. Walker, RN, BSN, CCRN, Clinical Safety Education Specialist
Mary Ellen O'Connell, RN, MSN, MBA, Clinical Quality Specialist

Information:

This presentation is designed for fall prevention team members, nursing leadership, quality specialists and patient safety officers.
The fall prevention committee at an acute care network (1,000 beds) wanted to improve our use of gait belts as an intervention to assist patients during transfers and ambulation to both decrease patient falls and staff injury.  Using the PDSA cycle for quality improvement we piloted (on a 36 bed cardiac medical floor) a means to improve the visibility of the gait belt in the patient room as an intervention to increase staff utilization of gait belts.  The presenters will focus on interventions, outcomes and lessons learned when utilizing the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s recommended PDSA cycle.

Course Description:




  • Examine the impact the use of gait belts can provide for both patient and direct bedside caregiver safety.
  • Illustrate how employing the PDSA cycle for a unit-based quality improvement project aided in positive outcomes and reinforcing an engaged staff.
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Falls Resource Team

Topic:

Best Practices for Fall Prevention in the Acute Setting

Recording Date:

December 9, 2014

Panelist

Darcia Jones, MSN RN-BC, Nurse Practice Specialist;
Rebecca McGaffey, Certified Geriatric and Clinical Nurse Leader

Information:

This course is designed for clinicians, hospital administrators, quality directors and risk managers and will discuss strategies to reduce falls and fall related injuries in the acute care setting. The program will discuss how an Interdisciplinary Mobility and “Lightening Rounds” program can be successful strategies for reducing falls in hospitals. The program will also address the importance of individualized interventions for specific population as well as tools to promote patient and family engagement in fall prevention in the hospital and at home.

Course Description:




  • Discuss Interdisciplinary Mobility Program as an intervention for Fall Reduction.
  • Describe practices to identify individualized interventions for specific populations.
  • Identify tools to promote patient and family engagement in fall prevention in the hospital and at home.
  • Discuss Lightening Rounds program as an intervention for Fall Reduction.

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Falls Resource Team

Topic:

Focusing Our Priorities: The Real Lesson from the Michigan Model

Recording Date:

September 10, 2014

Panelist

Richard C. Boothman, University of Michigan Health System

Information:

The Michigan Model has been widely reported in major media for years as a pioneering approach to the problem of medical malpractice litigation. Though it has been proven to save on malpractice costs (financial and emotional), in reality its goals are much larger than that: to build accountability in modern medicine for avoidable patient injuries that occur as a result of unreasonable clinical care. This talk will introduce the listener to the Michigan Model, but explore the larger benefits of this approach and ultimately, focus on the deeper lessons only this model unlocks.

Course Description:




  • Understand the complexities of “open disclosure and communication” models of medical malpractice claims management.
  • Understand the connection between the manner in which a health care practitioner/institution chooses to respond to medical injury and the efficacy of its efforts at clinical quality improvement, meaningful peer review, and specifically, why the traditional “deny and defend” response to patient injury is counterproductive to patient safety.

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Falls Resource Team

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Falls Resource Team for Success
April 2, 2014
Kathi Patterson, PVH Neuro-MedSurg Unit, MN, RN-BC, CNS-BC, CRRN Clinical Nurse Specialist
Kathie Hopkins, PVH Stroke Coordinator, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Clinical Nurse Specialist

This program will discuss how a Falls Resource Team can be a valuable
asset to any hospital’s falls management program. This course will
describe the purpose of utilizing a Falls Resource Team as well as
the importance of developing individualized patient fall prevention
interventions.

  • Describe the purpose of utilizing a Falls Resource Team
  • Describe the indications for individualized patient fall prevention interventions
  • Describe two (2) individualized fall prevention interventions


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“Fall and Injury Prevention: Evidence-Based Approaches for Success” Part I
October 23, 2013
Amy L. Hester RN, BSN, BC
Dees M. Davis RN, BSN, BC

This course is designed for clinicians, hospital administrators, quality directors, supply chain directors, and risk managers, and offers an overview of falls and injuries in the hospital setting and defines methods for calculating the cost of falls to your organization as well as evidence based practices for preventing these never events.
  • Describe methods for calculating the financial burden of falls on your organization.
  • Describe the process of falls risk assessment in the hospital setting.
  • Describe techniques for ensuring your risk assessment tool is working adequately.


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Fall Prevention Program in a Multi-Hospital Network

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"Fall and Injury Prevention Evidence-Based Approaches for Success" Part II
January 16, 2014
Amy L. Hester RN, BSN, BC
Dees M. Davis RN, BSN, BC

Fall and Injury Prevention: Evidence-Based Approaches for Success
This course is designed for clinicians, hospital administrators, quality directors, supply chain directors, and risk managers, and offers an overview of falls and injuries in the hospital setting and defines methods for calculating the cost of falls to your organization as well as evidence based practices for preventing these never events.

  • Describe the purpose of care planning.
  • Describe techniques for patient and family education.
  • Define material resources for both fall and injury prevention.
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  Heel the Pain

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"Fall and Injury Prevention Evidence-Based Approaches for Success" Part III
February 3, 2014
Amy L. Hester RN, BSN, BC
Dees M. Davis RN, BSN, BC

This course is designed for clinicians, hospital administrators, quality directors, supply chain directors, and risk managers, and offers an overview of falls and injuries in the hospital setting and defines methods for calculating the cost of falls to your organization as well as evidence based practices for preventing these never events.
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“Best Practices: How Enclosure Beds Can be an Effective Intervention in the Clinical Setting.”
August 21, 2013
Sue Pugh,
MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CRRN, CNRN,
FAHA - Clinical Nurse Specialist Neuro/Rehab

This course provides an overview of how an enclosure bed can be a safe and effective intervention for patients who are at high risk for falls and injuries related to falls. The program will discuss the various types of patients who are appropriate for an enclosure bed as well as how to develop an algorithm that can be used in facilities.

  • Identify and implement high risk fall prevention inverventions.
  • Develop an algorithm for when to use a Posey enclosure bed at their facility.
  • Identify patient behaviors that are well managed by a Posey enclosure bed.


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Falls Resource Team

Topic:

Heel the Pain of Pressure Ulcers

Recording Date:

October 5, 2011

Panelist

Donna Sardina, RN, MHA, WCC, DWC

Information:

Causes, complications and care of heel pressure ulcers.

Course Description:




  • Define what causes heel ulcers and how to prevent them.
  • Discuss and differentiate the causes and factors of heel ulcers: pressure, friction, arterial, diabetic, trauma or dermatological.
  • Explain risk factors and preventive measures that can be incorporated in daily care.
  • Review complications and effective treatment interventions.
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