Exploring Safety Innovations for Senior Care Organizations

August 27, 2020
2:00 AM

Safety in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living organizations has been a long-recognized priority. Today, infection control and falls are leading causes of adverse events, hospitalizations and increased costs incurred with regulatory citations, increased insurance premium as well as litigation claims.


Safety in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living organizations has been a long-recognized priority. Today, infection control and falls are leading causes of adverse events, hospitalizations and increased costs incurred with regulatory citations, increased insurance premium as well as litigation claims.

Barriers to innovation include time for senior care providers to search and vet new technologies, and also for technology developers to understand the problems that technology can solve. Providers and developers can save time, resources and money through the use of problem-focused vetting that incorporates clinical, operational and engineering.

Join us for this exciting webinar to learn more about emerging safety innovations in infection control and fall reduction and the problems they are solving for senior care organizations.

 Learning objectives:

  1. Define the framework used for identifying safety innovations in senior care.  
  2. Examine the framework and problem-focused vetting process used for evaluating innovations in technology for senior care organizations.
  3. Explore our findings to date of a Falls Action Research Project aimed at reducing falls in Assisted Living, which includes technology demonstrating improvements in resident outcomes and reduced costs associated with emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
  4. Study emerging innovative technologies impacting infection prevention and control practices for senior care organizations in engineering and administrative hazard controls.

 

Presenters:

Liz Jensen
Clinical Director

Justin Smith
Manager of the Direct Supply Innovation and Technology Center

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This webinar also includes 1.0 complimentary Administrator CEU approved by the NAB and 1.0 Nursing Contact Hour. If you would like to receive credit, please register each individual person attending the webinar.