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Series: Fall Prevention

Course: #2641 Level: Intermediate 2 Hours 914 Reviews
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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

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL); NBCOT/2.5 Intermediate, Geriatrics

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to offer an operational definition of a fall.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the evidence-based practice process for fall risk assessment with elderly clients.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for falls and 5 evidence-based assessments to quantify these.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list appropriate treatment interventions to improve balance and decrease fall risk.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify interdisciplinary techniques to reduce the number of falls.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify therapy's role for reducing fall behavior within the interdisciplinary team.

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
60-65 Minutes Introduction
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

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Presenter Disclosure: Kathleen Weissberg received an honorarium for presenting these courses.

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

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American Occupational Therapy Association

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.


CE Broker

CE Broker

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

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, Geriatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.