Fall Prevention in Older Adults


January 6th, 2017 - January 6th, 2020
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours
1.00 MOC Points

Description

Fall Prevention in Older Adults Fall Prevention in Older Adults. 

With this presentation, we hope to introduce health care providers to the epidemic of
older adults falls prevention and educate them on what they can do to address
the problem.  Falls are not often discussed between patient and providers and when they are, the provider might not know what steps to take to reduce future fall risks.  It is important that the providers know what resources are available, what other medical specialties may be able to help
them, what devices might be useful, and what other interventions they can do to
reduce future fall risks in their patients.

We hope to provide participants education of the useful evidenced-based
tests and screening measures to identify fall risks. After the assessments then
how physical therapy determines the patients plan of care for treatment of this
patient population to reduce overall fall risk. We then want to educate the
participants on the resources that are available in the community as fall
prevention programs for patients to become more actively involved with programs
to keep them active and to prevent future falls.

 

Pre-Test taking for this webcast is no longer available.
The webcast is no longer available.
Post-Test taking for this webcast is no longer available.

Dates and Times

End Date: 1/6/2020

Objectives

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS risk factors for falling; DISCUSS interventions and resources available; INTRODUCE evidenced-based tests and screening measures to identify fall risk; and INTRODUCE evidenced-based tests and screening measures to identify fall risk.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The demographics of falls in older adults
  • Fall risk assessment
  • Prescribing walkers and canes
  • When to consult the physical medicine physician
  • First steps when you discover one of your patients is falling
  • The role of physical therapy versus occupational therapy

Webcasts Files

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Fall Prevention in Older Adults - 2

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Fall Prevention in Older Adults - 4

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Disclosure Information for Planning Committee Members and Speakers

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Speakers

  • Ms. ReNea Owens, Other
    • Fall Prevention in Older Adults
  • Dr. Joseph Rosenthal, MD
    • Fall Prevention in Older Adults

Accreditation

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.