Falls are the leading cause of injury to older adults, and occupational therapists need to step into the arena to help. This course guides OTs through practical assessments and treatment strategies to prevent falls, injuries, and hospitalizations.
Course created on December 8, 2021
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 03508; CE Broker/2.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-870511; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 assessments that can help determine a patient’s fall risk.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize safety hazards in a patient’s home that may increase fall risk.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 2 strategies to implement in a patient’s home that will keep them safer from falls.
|5-15 Minutes||Statistics Related to Patient Populations and Outcomes|
|15-25 Minutes||OT's Role in Fall Prevention|
|25-40 Minutes||Home Assessments|
|40-55 Minutes||Assessments to Use During a Home Visit|
|55-70 Minutes||Role of Cognition in Falls and Cognitive Assessments|
|70-80 Minutes||Integration Into the Community and Community Resources|
|80-100 Minutes||Goals and Documentation|
|100-115 Minutes||Intervention; Further Training; Creative Ideas|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Occupational therapist and entrepreneur, Krista Covell-Pierson is the founder and owner of Covell Care and Rehabilitation, LLC. Krista created Covell Care and Rehabilitation to improve the quality of services available for clients of all ages living in the community through a one-of-a-kind mobile outpatient practice which aims to improve the lives of clients and clinicians alike. Krista attended Colorado State University receiving degrees in social work and occupational therapy. She has worked in various settings including hospitals, home health, rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing. Through her private practice, Krista created a model that she teaches other therapists looking to start their own business. She has extensive experience as a fieldwork educator and received the Fieldwork Educator of the Year Award from Colorado State University. Krista served as the President of the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado for two years. She presents to groups of professionals and community members on a regular basis and has a heart to help others become the best version of themselves.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 03508. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery 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 2.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC), Related to OT (AZ), Related to OT (LA), Directly Related to OT (MS), Directly Related to OT (TN) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 2.5 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Rehabilitation Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.