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Best Practice Intervention Tools for Fall Prevention


Best Practice Intervention Packages (BPIP) were designed for use by any home health agency to support efforts to reduce avoidable acute care hospitalizations. Any home care clinician can use the free educational materials. The topic of this package is falls prevention. It includes the following:

  • Intervention package
    • Leadership track
    • Nurse track
    • Therapist track
    • Medical social worker track
    • Home health aide
    • Examples of excellence
    • Fast track (ideal for the agency who finds they have limited time and resources in any given month and wants a "fast track" review of the tool and key points only)
    • Full contents: BPIP—fall prevention
  • Associated resources
    • Fall risk assessment screening tool
    • Patient and family education sheet
    • Spanish version of patient and family caregiver education sheet
    • Fall report form
    • Monthly BPIP poster
    • Fall prevention clinician electronic post test
    • Accurately assessing orthostatic hypotension
  • Video (provides education for clinicians related to performing a simple screening to assist with identifying high risk patients for falling)
  • Podcasts/audio recordings
    • Fall prevention clinician podcast
    • Fall prevention home health aide podcast
  • Educational WebEx (a quick overview of the fall prevention BPIP)
  • Continuing education
  • Voluntary survey
Free registration is required to access this tool.
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  • Release Date: 11/2007
  • Original Summary: 05/2008
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Last updated: February 20, 2013.