The population is aging and the rate of older adult falls continues to increase. Effective fall risk management is strengthened by interprofessional prevention strategies. This course provides OTs, SLPs, and PTs with a shared foundation of knowledge about older adult falls, fall risk factors, and prevention strategies in healthcare settings and community-based programming. This shared knowledge facilitates complementary and collaborative teamwork to reduce older adult fall risk and provide patient-centered care.
The course covers the principles of interprofessional collaborative teamwork, as well as the STEADI fall prevention resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to support interprofessional fall risk screening, assessment and management. Each professor also discusses discipline-specific falls risk screening and assessment tools to improve referral and understanding of OT, SLP and PT contributions to fall prevention.
Continuing education credits
EDUCATA is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.
Note: Post-test must be passed with a score of 80% or more in order to receive certificate of completion.
Goals & Objectives:
At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:
The professors of this course have NOT endorsed or received any compensation from the manufacturers or distributors of any of the materials discussed in this presentation.