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Fall Prevention in Inpatient and Outpatient Units

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Time: 12:00 AM ET

Listen to this event to learn how to successfully reduce falls in your unit.

Carol Boylan, MSS, LCSW, shared findings from a Hahnemann University study on risk factors for falls on psychiatric inpatient units. Learn how to create a proactive plan for patients who are identified as a fall risk.

Stefania Kaplanes, MSW, described the coordination and development of the Fall Prevention Center at Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital, which provides outpatient assessments, diagnoses, and interventions for patients who are at risk of falling. Hear how the implementation of this program has a focus on patient and family engagement.




Carol Boylan, MSS, LCSW
Director of Psychiatric Medical Care Unit
Hahnemann University Hospital

Stefania Kaplanes, MSW
Injury Prevention Specialist
Alameda Health System, Highland Hospital

John Young, RN, MBA
Improvement Coach
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network

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