The first part of this series 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. The second part reviews evidence-based intervention strategies applicable to a balance and falls management program including 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. Please note: This course series is comprised of the following individual recordings: #2605 and #2615.
Course created on October 9, 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.
- After this course, participants will be able to list appropriate treatment interventions to improve balance and decrease fall risk.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify interdisciplinary techniques to reduce the number of falls.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify therapy's role for reducing fall behavior within the interdisciplinary team.
|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|
|65-85 Minutes||Balance Retraining Strategies|
|85-100 Minutes||Fall Management Programs and Strategies|
|100-115 Minutes||Interdisciplinary Roles and Interventions|
|115-120 Minutes||Q & 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 0.2 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 2.0 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.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
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