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About this IHI Virtual Expedition

As health care providers, we need to face the facts about falls. Simply put, we need to stop ineffective practices that may be causing harm, and replace them with patient-centered, evidence-based strategies.

Get a team together on June 11, 2019, for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Virtual Expedition, New Strategies for Preventing Falls and gain new strategies to prevent patients falls across care settings. This five-session virtual training will highlight a variety of evidence-based approaches you can implement and test during the course.

What you’ll learn

By the end of this Virtual Expedition, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify which fall prevention strategies are best suited to which health care setting
  • Assess different levels of care for possible improvement in fall prevention
  • Recognize the different roles team members can play in preventing falls
  • Test at least one new strategy for fall prevention in your local setting

Continuing education credits for this IHI Virtual Expedition are still being finalized.


Session 1: New Ways to Think about Fall Prevention
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Session 2: The Pharmacist’s Toolkit to Help Prevent Falls 
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Session 3: Strategies for Reducing Falls in Long-Term Care Settings 
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Session 4: Strategies for Reducing Falls Among Residents in Assisted Living Facilities
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Session 5: Implementing Effective Community-based Fall Prevention Programs
Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET


KathyDuncanFaculty.pngKathy D. Duncan, RN, faculty, IHI, directs IHI Expeditions and manages IHI's work in rural settings. Previously, she provided spread expertise to Project JOINTS, co-led the 5 Million Lives Campaign National Field Team, and was faculty for the Improving Outcomes for High-Risk and Critically Ill Patients Innovation Community. She also served as the content lead for the Campaign's Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and Deployment of Rapid Response Teams areas. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the AHA NRCPR, NQF's Coordination of Care Advisory Panel, and NDNQI's Pressure Ulcer Advisory Committee. Prior to joining IHI, Ms. Duncan led initiatives to decrease ICU mortality and morbidity as the director of critical care for a large community hospital.