As the population ages, health care providers, including occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants, must employ effective methods of fall risk assessment, prevention, and management to prevent the serious injuries, decreased mobility, and loss of independence caused by falls. This session will discuss evidence-based interventions for falls, emphasizing the role of occupational therapy in the interdisciplinary management of falls in both the institutional and community settings.
This course is part of the "Innovations in Geriatric Care" Virtual Conference - Day 4.
Course created on February 21, 2019
Course Type: Video, Audio
CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC); IACET/0.1; NBCOT/1.25 Intermediate, Geriatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to understand the importance of accurate and comprehensive fall risk assessment to identify key focus areas for treatment intervention.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe evidence-based treatment interventions for falls in adults over the age of 65.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the unique role of occupational therapy in interdisciplinary fall management for older adults.
|5-20 Minutes||Comprehensive Fall Risk Assessment|
|20-45 Minutes||Evidence-based Treatment Interventions|
|45-55 Minutes||The Unique Role of Occupational Therapy|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Holly Hester, PT, DPT, CHC
Holly Hester serves as Casamba’s Compliance Officer and leads the Operational Compliance and Education Department across the enterprise. In this role, she provides regulatory guidance and interpretation, clinical programming and content development, education and training steerage, and compliance support for the Company. As a physical therapist for over 20 years, Holly has multi-venue clinical and management experience, giving her a unique perspective on the integration of compliance and training with therapy service delivery and clinical practice. Holly has presented regionally and nationally at the Michigan Physical Therapy Association Spring Conferences, APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting, and the AOTA National Conference, and has taught live continuing education courses on a wide variety of clinical and regulatory topics for all three therapy disciplines since 2007.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.
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 - Intervention 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), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, 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 0.1 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.