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College of Nursing

Continuing Education and Development for Nurses

Integrating Falls Preventions into Nursing Practice

Workshop for Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and LPNs

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Description:
Falls are one of the most important older adult issues today and are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for people over the age of 65. Falls are generally a symptom of a problem.

In day one of this workshop participants will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill in falls prevention and reduction strategies across all sectors.

In day two, participants will apply that knowledge in relation to normal physiologic age related changes of the elderly, medications and medication reviews, and acute and chronic medical conditions (including cognitive impairment). Integrating effective fall prevention and reduction strategies into nursing practice can reduce serious fall related injuries, emergency room visits, hospitalizations, nursing home placement, and functional decline.

Learning activities will include pre-study and group discussion, but the emphasis will be hands-on assessment with participants practicing on each other.

Speaker

Lorraine Thiemann, RN, BSN
Clinical Nurse Educatior, Rural Health Services
Saskatoon Health Region

Workshop Dates:

October 21 - 22, 2014 - Lloydminster
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GENERAL INFORMATION

COST: $315.00 + $15. 75(GST) = $330.75 (Includes all course materials)
Full fees must accompany registration. No post-dated cheques accepted.
Payment will be processed before registration is guaranteed and pre-course materials are mailed.

DEADLINE for registration is 2 weeks prior to the date of the workshop.

REFUND POLICY
The registration fee will be refunded, less an administration fee of $75.00 plus GST if:
Notification of cancellation is received 7 days prior to the date of the workshop, and course material is returned to CEDN.
NO REFUND will be made for cancellations received after the 7 days prior to the workshop.

Terms - Net 30 days from Invoice Date (late payment charges of 1.5% compounded monthly 19.6% yearly on unpaid balances)