This course will present the most up-to-date evidence on the etiology of falls among older adults, assessment of fall risk, and interventions to improve balance. Beyond that, a holistic approach to the individual and their environment(s) as well as resources to decrease fall risk and enable aging in place will be presented.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 hour of general and 1 hour of Direct Access CE credit.
Course created on August 26, 2022
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; LA/2.0; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NJ/2.0; NM/2.0; NV/0.2; NY/2.0; OK/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WV/2.0; WY/2.0
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three screening tools and assessments to assess multifactorial fall risk for older adults.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify five factors that increase fall risk among older adults.
- After this course, participants will be able to develop a treatment plan to decrease fall risk and improve balance for older adults.
- After this course, participants will be able to consider the needs of the older adult when identifying external resources available to decrease falls risk and promote quality of life and aging in place.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-60 Minutes||Multifactorial falls risk screening and assessments|
|60-100 Minutes||Interventions to decrease fall risk|
|100-115 Minutes||Beyond homecare and the home – facilitating continued falls prevention|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Jennifer L. Vincenzo
PT, MPH, PhD Board Certified Clinical Specialist, Geriatric Physical Therapy (GCS) Board Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Board Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)
Jennifer Vincenzo PT, MPH, PhD is an Associate Professor with the department of Physical Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is a board certified geriatric clinical specialist in physical therapy with over 20 years of clinical experience treating older adults across the continuum of care. Dr. Vincenzo also has her Masters in Public Health and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She specializes in research implementing evidence-based falls prevention and health promotion for older adults. Dr. Vincenzo is the former Chair of the Balance and Falls Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association-Geriatrics (APTA-Geriatrics). She currently serves as a Director on the APTA-Geriatrics, serves on the APTA-Geriatrics /National Council on Aging Task Force, serves as an expert on the National Council on Falls Risk Awareness and Prevention, and serves as the Chair of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging in Arkansas. She has presented numerous educational sessions and posters at national, regional, and state conferences related to health promotion and improving balance, and preventing falls among aging adults.
Financial Disclosures: Dr. Vincenzo discloses that she owns J.L. Vincenzo consulting, LLC, and receives remuneration for professional consulting for educational programs and falls prevention. She also serves as an expert witness for legal cases. She received an honorarium for presenting this course.
Non-financial disclosures: Dr. Vincenzo may present some of the research that she has published but will not receive financial compensation for the presentation of this research.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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