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Education is an essential element of all patient safety programs. In order to help you succeed we provide our education across a broad array of applications and delivery modalities to meet and exceed adult learning needs.

Webinars

Hear from Dr. Amy Hester, CEO of HD Nursing and Co-founder of the HDS© about the HD Falls Program Components.

Hear from Dr. Amy Hester about the financial impact of falls and how HD Nursing can help.

Hear from Nancy McGann, PT, CSPHP, the System Clinical Manger of Associate Safety at SCL Health, about an Integrated Approach for Mobilizing Patients with Behavioral Concerns. 

Podcasts

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Dr. Patricia Quigley shares her vast knowledge on fall topics with you.  Access the topics and accelerate your learning here.

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HD Nursing Article Library

Fall Prevention Articles

Pressure Injury Prevention Articles

Validation of the Hester Davis Scale for fall risk assessment in a neurosciences population

This article explains the validation of the Hester Davis Scale for fall risk assessment as support in clinical practice.
Hester, A., Davis, D. (2013). Psychometric Validation of the Hester Davis Scale for falls risk assessment in a neurosciences population. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 45(5). 1-8. Hester, A.L. (2015).

Predictive Model Development and Validation of the Emergency Hester Davis Scale© for Fall Risk Screening

This open access article explores the validation of the Hester Davis Scale in the Emergency Department.
Kientz, S., Hester, A. (2020)

Evaluation of an Education Strategy versus Usual
Care to Implement the STEADI Algorithm in
Primary Care Clinics in an Academic Medical
Center

This open access article explores the use of education and written materials as implementation strategies. 
Urban, K., Wright, P., Hester, A., Curran, Geoffrey., Rojo, M., Tsai, P., (2020)

Preventing injuries from patient falls

This on-line publication explores fall injury prevention strategies and devices.  
Hester, A. (2015) Preventing injuries from patient falls. American Nurse Today, 10(7).

Predicting Injurious Falls in the Hospital Setting: Implications for Practice

This article is a retrospective study designed to determine which patient factors are associated with injurious falls in hospitalized adults.
Hester, A.L., Tsai, P., Rettiganti, M., & Mitchell, A. (2016). Predicting injurious falls in the hospital setting: Implications for practice. American Journal of Nursing, 116(9). 2-9.

Patient and system factors associated with
unassisted and injurious falls in hospitals:
an observational study

This open access article review the system factors associated with injurious falls and the use of gait belts.
Venema, D., Skinner, A.M., Nailon, R., Conley, D., High, R and Jones, K. (2019) Published on line at BMC Geriatrics