This seminar reviews the definition of a fall and risk factors related to falls. Evidence-based assessments demonstrated to be predictive of risk are reviewed as they relate to occupational therapy practice with elderly clients. Please note: This course is also offered in a series of recordings titled "Series: Fall Prevention", course 2641 which is offered for AOTA/0.2 and NBCOT/2.5.
Course created on September 10, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to offer an operational definition of a fall.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the evidence-based practice process for fall risk assessment with elderly clients.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for falls and 5 evidence-based assessments to quantify these.
|5-15 Minutes||Definition of a Fall|
|15-25 Minutes||Anatomy of a Fall|
|25-35 Minutes||Risk Factors for Falls|
|35-55 Minutes||Evidence-Based Assessments|
|55-60 Minutes||Q and A; Summary|
Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Kathleen Weissberg, in her 20+ years of practice, has worked in long-term care as a researcher/educator and has established various programs in nursing facilities including palliative care and end of life care, incontinence management, falls management and dementia care and staging. She currently provides continuing education support to 6000 therapists nationwide as Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved CE provider #7659 by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This course is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama or Florida, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Geriatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.