Fall Prevention in Older Adults - 5 Hours

$30.00

Description

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death related to injury. Falls are caused by multi-factorial conditions including both intrinsic and extrinsic factors that need to be addressed in order to develop fall prevention strategies. Falling causes a significant declined in function among the elderly population and can cause a decline in health. It is important to understand how falls occur, how to manage a patient following a fall, and fall prevention strategies in order to decrease risk of falls. Both physical and occupational therapists, as well as all healthcare providers, play a role in fall prevention. There are several balance tests that can help to determine a person’s risk of falling and multiple-intervention  strategies that can help decrease a risk of falling. 

Upon completion of Fall Prevention in Older Adults course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss 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 evaluate 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 on fall prevention.
  • Describe physical therapy for improving balance and reducing fall risk for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
  • 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 / 5 PDR

Teaching Method : Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test)

Target Audience: Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Course Completion Certificate : A Printable (pdf) Certificate By Email

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