This session will review evidence-based screening and intervention strategies applicable to a balance and falls management program including research-based exercise programs, environmental modification, patient and caregiver education and balance retraining activities. Falls management program rationale and implementation is also discussed as well as interdisciplinary techniques and strategies to reduce fall risk in the elderly.
Course created on July 22, 2020
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, 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 #20-784772; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- Participants will be able to describe at least two aspects of the background and scope of falls in healthcare settings.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three purposes and essential elements of a fall prevention program.
- Participants will be able to describe at least two evidence-based practice processes for fall risk assessment with elderly clients.
- Participants will be able to list at least four evidence-based treatment/exercise interventions to improve balance and decrease fall risk.
|0-10 Minutes||Scope of the problem|
|10-15 Minutes||Fall management programs|
|15-45 Minutes||Fall risk screening|
|45-60 Minutes||Otago Exercise Program|
|60-75 Minutes||A Matter of Balance|
|90-105 Minutes||Tai Chi|
|105-115 Minutes||Other interventions|
|115-120 Minutes||Wrap up and Questions|
Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, (MS in OT, 1993; Doctoral 2014) in her 25+ years of practice, has worked in rehabilitation and long-term care as an executive, researcher and educator. She has established numerous programs in nursing facilities; authored peer-reviewed publications on topics such as low vision, dementia quality care, and wellness; has spoken at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally, for 20+ State Health Care Associations, and for 25+ state LeadingAge affiliates. She provides continuing education support to over 17,000 therapists, nurses, and administrators nationwide as National Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner and a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner. She serves as the Region 1 Director for the American Occupational Therapy Association Political Affairs Affiliates and is an adjunct professor at both Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA and Gannon University in Erie, PA.
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