Newborn Falls and Drops: An Interactive Discussion to Achieve Best Practices

Elizabeth Rochin, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC
National Perinatal Information Center

Are newborns falling during the immediate postpartum period? The answer is yes. With the right education, best practices, and support structures, newborn falls programs can support prevention and response efforts. This on-demand education provides the latest evidence and science to support efforts to reduce newborn falls in the immediate postpartum period.


  • Describe two (2) situations that increase the risk of newborn falls and drops in the immediate postpartum period.
  • Explain two (2) newborn fall prevention programs and how to engage families in reduction strategies.

1.0 Contact Hour

This educational activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from GE HealthCare.

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