Reducing risk for falls is a key facet of practice for clinicians everywhere as our population ages. This presentation will explore the current lines of research on fall prevention along with easy and manageable fall prevention strategies for multiple settings.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 hours of General CE Credit from 3-20-15-01-2015-12-31-2016.
- Discuss age-related changes contributing to falls in older adults
- Distinguish between Intrinsic and Extrinsic risk factors for falls
- Identify inpatient and outpatients environmental hazards for falls
- List the five most essential components to include in fall prevention programs for patients
- Utilizing evidence-based recommended tests and interventions for fall prevention, develop an individualized fall prevention treatment plan.
- Identify current significant resources for fall prevention programs
|0-15 Minutes||Background and Overview|
|15-45 Minutes||Information on Falls|
|45-65 Minutes||Evidence-based research|
|65-95 Minutes||Application to your practice|
|95-115 Minutes||Techniques and treatment|
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