Considerations for Managing Falls in Patients with COVID-19


Healthcare delivery systems are complex. Accepting and embracing this complexity, and the unexpected changes related to natural or man-made disasters and disease outbreaks, is essential. The COVID-19 pandemic and the explosive surge of full-scale isolation and expanded intensive care needs for actual and suspected COVID-19 patients is a prime example. The rapid changes needed to respond appropriately have required an innovative, fast-paced, all-hands-on deck approach to provide, protect and sustain patients’ function and life.  

In this webinar, two of the country’s leading fall and injury from fall prevention experts,  Dr. Amy Hester and Dr. Pat Quigley will provide just-in-time resources to direct and non-direct clinicians to support patient safety, especially fall and fall injury prevention.  During this webinar, participants will gain knowledge from their shared expertise provided to healthcare systems to prevent and manage falls among COVID-19 patients.


Webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Address at least 4 nursing practice changes affecting fall prevention due to strict isolation demands
  • Compare process changes that can be implemented to increase fall prevention
  • Integrate clinical interventions to reduce barriers to fall prevention
  • Describe the focused patient education essential to patient engagement in the isolation environment.

Date and Time

Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 11:00am-12:00pm Pacific


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Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP,

NurseConsultant, Retired Associate
Director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, is both a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Practitioner in Rehabilitation.

As Associate Chief of Nursing for Research, she was a funded researcher with the Research Center of Excellence:  Maximizing Rehabilitation Outcomes, jointly funding by HSR&D and RR&D. Her contributions to patient safety, nursing and rehabilitation are evident at a national level – with emphasis on clinical practice innovations designed to promote elders’ independence and safety.

She is nationally known for her program of research in patient safety, particularly in fall prevention. The falls program research agenda continues to drive research efforts across health services and rehabilitation researchers.

Amy Hester, PhD, RN, BC

Co Founder, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer
HD Nursing, LLC
Nationally recognized and published falls subject matter expert
Adjunct Faculty, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)College of Nursing

Dr. Amy Hester is the Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of HD Nursing. Her 25 years of nursing experience include over a decade of med/surge and neuro nursing followed by unit management and hospital administration. In 2015, she earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Science and has since published and spoken extensively on the subject of falls and injury prediction and prevention. She retired from UAMS in 2018 after 26 years of service to dedicate her time fully to HD Nursing while remaining adjunct faculty in the UAMS CON. As an entrepreneur she mentors others to help them with their own endeavors.

Continuing Education Credit

One complimentary CE unit will be provided to dues-paying member hospitals of the Hospital Quality Institute, CHPSO Patient Safety Organization, the California Hospital Association or the regional hospital associations in CA.

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.

HQI does not currently offer ACPE approved Pharmacy CE, but the State of California will accept CE from courses which have been approved for continuing education by the Medical Board of California, the California Board of Podiatric Medicine, the California Board of Registered Nursing or the Dental Board of California towards their California continuing education requirement (Section 1732.2(b) of the California Code of Regulations). Pharmacists need to keep track of CE from these sources on their own as they are not submitted to NAPB.