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An Evidence-Based Approach to Fall Risk Assessment

Course: #2593 1 Hour

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

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
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

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Presenter Disclosure: Kathleen Weissberg receives an honorarium for presenting this course.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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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.


CE Broker

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

Allied Health Media, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Allied Health Media complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Allied Health Media is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Allied Health Media, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.


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.