Fall Prevention in Older Adults – 5 Hours



Falls are a common cause of injury and death, which can result from various intrinsic and extrinsic factors. It is essential to address all these factors to develop effective fall prevention strategies. Falls can significantly decline functionality, particularly among the elderly population, and affect overall health. Therefore, it’s crucial to understand how falls happen, how to manage patients following a fall, and prevention strategies to reduce the risk of falls. All healthcare providers, including physical and occupational therapists, have a role to play in preventing falls. Several balance tests are available to determine a person’s risk of falling, and multiple intervention strategies can help reduce the risk of falls.

 Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence of falls.
  • Discuss epidemiology regarding falls.
  • Identify causes and risk factors of falls.
  • Discuss evaluating a patient post-fall.
  • Identify examination techniques used to assess a patient post-fall.
  • Have the tools to implement a balance and fall prevention program.
  • Describe fall prevention strategies in acute cure.
  • Discuss perceptions related to falls and fall prevention among hospitalized adults.
  • Describe ways to prevent falls in the geriatric population.
  • Discuss single and multi-factorial fall prevention strategies.
  • Describe how to perform a risk assessment and be able to implement fall prevention strategies associated with each risk.
  • Understand how to perform and score the Berg Balance Assessment.
  • Understand how to perform the Timed Up and Go test.
  • Describe the association between vitamin D and fall prevention in women.
  • Describe the effectiveness of physical therapist-administered group-based exercise in fall prevention.
  • Describe physical therapy for improving balance and reducing fall risk for patients with knee osteoarthritis.
  • Describe the association of flexibility, balance, and lumbar strength with balance ability.
  • Understand how single-task vs. dual-task training affects balance performance in older adults.
  • Describe the occupational therapy perspective on fall prevention.
  • Describe safety versus independence as it relates to fall prevention.
  • Understand the need for support for caregivers of patients with a history of falls.
  • Describe vestibular conditions and how they can relate to falls.


Author:  Lisa Augustyn, PT, DPT, Dianna Lunsford OTD M.Ed. OTR/L CHT

Contact Hours: 5 Hours

Cost: $30 / Participant 

Target Audience: Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Other Healthcare Professionals 

Instructional Methods: Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test). A 70% minimum score is required to pass. Upon completion, a PDF certificate will be sent via email.

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Approvals: Biologix Solutions LLC is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP15746), Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, South Carolina, District of Columbia, and West Virginia Board of Nursing (CEBroker 50-12950).

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