Continuing Education Sessions
Session 15 | Preventing Falls and a Decline in Function: an Innovative Approach to Restorative Nursing
Time: (NAB Approved)
Type/Topic: Clinical/Care Practices
This session will discuss how decreased mobility is the primary cause of falls and a decline in function of residents. Traditional restorative nursing programs do little to address balance, strength and endurance issues that lead to immobility. This session will discuss exercise and restorative nursing programs that prevent falls and a decline in function by enhancing mobility, balance, strength and endurance of residents. It will describe how to set up an environment to help promote safe mobility.
President | Senior Providers Resource, LLC
About the Presenter
Jeri Ann Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT has been working in long term care since 1990. She has focused on the effects of immobility and worked with exercise physiologists, physical therapists, personal trainers, ergonomics and nursing to develop restorative nursing programs. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through W.I.T.S/Florida Gulf Coast University and specializes in fitness for seniors.