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2-Day: Fall Prevention Specialist Certificate Course: Fall-proof Your Patients with Today's Best Practices

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Objectives

  1. Integrate the latest advances in fall prevention and the most current changes form the CDC into your practice.
  2. Employ comprehensive assessments to identify issues with balance, visual-spatial functioning, proprioception and other root causes of fall risk.
  3. Assess available interventions so you can choose the appropriate ones for safely restoring balance, mobility and function in patients with varying root causes of fall risk.
  4. Integrate multiple approaches and exercise programs for better outcomes with fallers and patients at high-risk of falling.
  5. Determine the safest landing strategies that your patients can employ to reduce the impact of falls.
  6. Develop home exercise programs for patients so they can build strength and coordination.
  7. Utilize tips to recognize abnormal gait patterns in fallers.
  8. Employ ideas and plans that will protect older adults, patients using oxygen, and others at high-risk of falling from injury.
  9. Evaluate parameters for safely intensifying rehab with patients who fall.
  10. Apply best practices for educating and engaging non-compliant patients to reduce their risk of falling.
  11. Investigate evidence-based fall prevention programs that can be used in your facility.
  12. Evaluate home-based risk factors that contribute to falls and determine how these risk factors can be mitigated.

Outline

HOT TOPICS AND INNOVATIONS IN FALL PREVENTION

HANDS-ON LAB: PREDICT AND PREVENT FALLS WITH A COMPREHENSIVE RISK ASSESSMENT HANDS-ON LAB: EXPAND YOUR REHAB TOOLBOX FOR FALL PREVENTION AND POST-FALL REHAB HAND-ON LAB: INTEGRATE MULTIPLE APPROACHES FOR BETTER OUTCOMES HANDS-ON LAB: DESIGN ROBUST, INNOVATIVE PLANS OF CARE FOR YOUR PATIENTS

KEYS TO SUCCESSFULLY TREATING NONCOMPLIANT PATIENTS AND ENLISTING FAMILY SUPPORT

ARE YOU LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE?

CASE STUDIES: PUT KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE

DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR YOUR FACILITY

BECOME YOUR REGION’S GO-TO FALL PREVENTION SPECIALIST

Copyright : 08/15/2019

Gait Strategies: How the Determinants of Gait Impact Function, Mobility & Safety

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Objectives

  1. Evaluate the 6 Determinants of gait and how they impact the phases of gait and reduce energy expenditure during gait.
  2. Investigate current evidence justifying the utilization of the 6 determinants of gait in the clinical setting.
  3. Demonstrate activities, exercises, and treatment strategies to improve each of the 6 determinants of gait.

Outline

History of gait study and development
Energy Expenditure vs. conservation
Determinants-Phase-Curtate Cycloid
Metabolic cost of transport
What the “phases of gait” neglect
Why people don’t fall during “gait”
Research justifying each determinant of gait
Sit-Stand

Lateral Pelvic Tilt Knee Flexion at Midstance Knee/Ankle/Foot Interactions Pelvic Rotation/Hip Flexion Reciprocal Arm Swing
Reciprocal Patterns

Copyright : 07/25/2019

Empower Clients with Mobility Impairments: Using Technology to Improve Quality of Life

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Objectives

  1. Determine the role of the health care provider in procuring assistive technology
  2. Distinguish the pros and cons of both power and manual wheelchairs
  3. Assess at least 3 different applications of Bluetooth technology in improving independence in power wheelchair users

Outline

Copyright : 07/26/2019