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Full Spectrum Falls Training for the Older Adult

GREAT Seminars and Books

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   20
Registration Fee:   $545

Describe four phases of a full spectrum falls training program Implement evidence-based/evidence-informed fall risk assessment, screening, and intervention approaches for the older adult at risk for falls Integrate knowledge of the ICF into assessment and treatment for the older adult at risk for falls Execute use of the appropriate falls risk assessment tools based upon a client’s clinical presentation Evaluate the results of the assessment tool to guide individualized and effective falls reduction treatment plans Select the most effective treatment approaches based upon results of the assessment, considering patient clinical presentation, and patient goals Develop effective post fall progressions based upon presenting clinical symptoms of the older adult Demonstrate safe and effective fall training techniques in each of the four falls phases based upon case scenarios

Confirmation Notes
EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: A certificate of attendance for 20 contact hours of educational activity (20 CEUs or 2.0 CEUs depending on how your Practice Act determines CEUs in your state) will be awarded to registrants upon completion of the seminar. Great Seminars and Books is an Approved CE Provider for PTs and PTAs in DC, NY, KY, IL, TX and NC. Have applied for approval in AR, OK, NJ, and NM. Our courses also meet the guidelines for approval in PA, VT, AL, IN, WI, VA, AZ, DE, NH, OR, RI, UT, GA, WY, ND and MO. Courses are accepted for CEUs in NE, ID, MT, WA, CT, and IA. If you do not see your state listed, please give our office a call. GREAT Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider of continuingeducation. Provider #5363. This course is not approved by ASHA or the Board of Certification. Your tuition is tax deductible. Any reference to or mention of state rules or regulations concerning continuing education requirements are true and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of print. If you have questions, please contact your board or regulating body.

Falls in the older adult population continue as a medical, social, and economic crisis. In fact, fall rates over the past decade have been steadily increasing. This, despite our efforts to reduce fall rates using Clinical Practice Guidelines and directing funding toward fall prevention strategies. Patients report they remain fearful of falling. What can we as clinical practitioners do to mitigate this upward trend? Perhaps we can initiate full spectrum fall training efforts. Full spectrum fall training involves assessment and treatment of the older adult in 4 phases of falls: Pre-fall, near fall, fall landing and fall recovery. Are clinicians aware of the 4 phases of falls? Can patients feel confident about falling and recovering from a fall? Including all 4 phases of falls may be the missing piece to addressing falls in the older adult. This course is designed for clinicians working with older adults who are falling, at risk of falls or concerned about falling. In it, we will examine all 4 phases of falling and equip the clinician to assess and treat patients in each phase. This hands-on course allows plenty of practice time for new skills development and for refinement of old skills. We will provide feedback to ensure the clinician has confidence with the concepts prior to completing the course. Threaded throughout will be analysis of evidence-based postural control tools which will allow the attendee to construct an individualized treatment program for effective management of their older adult client who may be at risk for falls. In addition, we will utilize patient scenarios to promote clinical reasoning leading to best treatment practices using the 4 phases of falls. This emerging area of falls preparedness is an exciting compliment to current falls prevention approaches. Ultimately, the goal of the course is to equip the practitioner with tools which may help to reduce falls rates and injuries among the older adult population.

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