Reduce Your Patient Fall Rates: Leveraging a “Bootcamp” Approach to Create a Culture Change

May 8, 2024 at 12 PM CT
ASHRM Webinar Series
Member: $39.00
Non-Member: $99.00
Speaker: Peggy Maguire, RN, JD, CPHRM

ASHRM CE Credit: 1

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Do you know that According to the National Institutes of Health, “Patient falls are one of the most common adverse events reported in hospitals. Each year, roughly 700,000 to 1 million patient falls occur in U.S. hospitals resulting in around 250,000 injuries and 11,000 deaths.” Join Peggy Maguire, RN JD CPHRM on the webinar and acquire a new set of tools and strategies you can immediately put into action to engage your team in comprehensive patient fall rate reduction. Along with obtaining tools and strategies you’ll have the opportunity to earn 1 CE and 1 CNE.

Reducing patient falls is of paramount importance in healthcare settings as it directly impacts patient safety, well-being, and overall quality of care. Beyond the physical harm, falls can increase healthcare costs due to extended hospital stays, additional treatments, and the need for rehabilitation services. By implementing effective fall prevention strategies, healthcare facilities not only safeguard the health and dignity of their patients but also contribute to a more efficient and cost-effective healthcare system. This underscores the critical need for healthcare providers to prioritize and continuously improve protocols aimed at reducing patient falls. Join us to learn how to review resources to analyze and improve your patient falls program, describe what the key elements of a Patient Falls Bootcamp agenda are, and to identify ongoing actions to take after the Bootcamp to sustain momentum. New tools and strategies will be presented and enable attendees to begin their own program to put what they’ve learned into practice. Peggy Maguire, RN JD CPHRM will present all of this information and more.

Learning Obectives:

  • 1. Review resources to analyze and improve your patient falls program
  • 2. Describe key elements of a Patient Falls Bootcamp agenda
  • 3. Identify ongoing actions to take after the Bootcamp to sustain momentum
ASHRM CE Credits 1
CNE Credits

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Speaker Bio

Peggy Maguire, RN, JD, CPHRM currently serves as Director of Risk Management for two Florida hospitals in the AdventHealth system. She began her career as an RN working in critical care and dialysis, then after 10 years in nursing she returned to further her education in law school where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree. Having worked as both an RN and an Attorney, she found that the combination of both backgrounds serves her well in the risk management profession.

As Director of Risk Management she is proud to have developed risk reduction strategies that reduced adverse events to near zero harm levels in both surgery and emergency departments. She seeks creative, “outside the box” solutions to support engaging and sustained culture change.

Peggy is a published author, having written a critical insider’s look at managed care which was published in the Capital University Law Review. She is also a co-author of several healthcare statutes and administrative rules for the state of Ohio and has presented on numerous medico-legal topics in a variety of settings.

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