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Digital Seminar

Keeping Patients Off the Floor: Identifying Fall Risk and Preventing Falls in Aging Adults Throughout the Continuum of Care


Speaker:
Dr. Debra Stern, PT, DPT, DBA, CLT, CEEAA, CFPS
Duration:
2 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Sep 29, 2022
Product Code:
POS078461
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

This session will provide insight into identification of potential patient fall risk factors throughout the continuum of care. As falls have been identified by the CDC as a public health challenge, costing aging individuals their independence and quality of life, and related healthcare costs upwards of $50 billion dollars for non-fatal falls, fall prevention has become a nationally recognized initiative. Participants will learn how to integrate approaches to facilitate prevention of falls through appropriate patient management including screening, intervention and referral.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see below.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 contact hours. Expires: 07/28/2025.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 2.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 05216. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at .625  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 2.0​ continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 2.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 2.0 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 2.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 2.0 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours. For Kentucky licensees, according to 201 KAR 22:045, this self-study educational offering may be applied toward Category 2 continued competency requirements.  Please review the regulation to determine eligibility. 


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 2.4 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 2.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: Intermediate. This activity will provide 2.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 2.0 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 9/29/2022. It was last reviewed on 8/9/2022 and is valid until 08/09/2025.

 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

Intermediate Level

.2 ASHA CEUs

 

** ASHA Self Study CEUs are available on this course from 11/10/2022 to 10/31/2023. PESI, Inc. will submit ASHA CEU Requests to the ASHA CE Registry on a monthly basis; ASHA CEU Requests received before 11/10/2022 or after 10/31/2023 cannot be reported.

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists who participate in the self-study (Digital Seminar or Online Course) will be required to complete additional steps if they want their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided under the Handouts section of the online program.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 2.0 continuing education credits. 


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 2.0 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts/Brochure

Speaker

Dr. Debra Stern, PT, DPT, DBA, CLT, CEEAA, CFPS's Profile

Dr. Debra Stern, PT, DPT, DBA, CLT, CEEAA, CFPS Related seminars and products

Nova Southeastern University


Dr. Stern, PT, DPT, DBA, CLT, CEEAA, CFPS, is a full-time professor in the level Physical Therapy program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Ft. Lauderdale. Her clinical experience has focused on geriatric rehab with an emphasis on balance integrity and fall prevention. Formerly the Director of Clinical Education, she is now actively engaged in community outreach that includes screening aging adults for balance integrity and fall risk. Dr. Stern initiated and serves as a faculty Clinical Instructor in a unique interprofessional clinical experience in the NSU Diabetes Optometry Clinic in a collaborative model. She served as the Physical Therapy representative in the Geriatric Education Center at NSU and is now the physical therapy representative in the HRSA funded South Florida Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) grant. In her role in the GWEP, Dr. Stern provides education on balance and fall risk screening to medical residents, fellows and attending physicians as well as other health professionals. She also provides education to medical and pharmacy students and other health professionals including occupational therapists, physical therapists, and nurses. Most recently, she recorded a presentation for physicians and other healthcare professionals for a national hospital corporation on prevention of falls in inpatient settings. As a long-time expert in risk management, Dr. Stern provides required Florida education on Prevention of Medical Errors, in which fall prevention is included. Dr. Stern is actively involved in ongoing research involving clinical education, interprofessional education, aging adults, diabetes and fall prevention and has shared her expertise nationally and internationally.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Debra Stern has an employment relationship with Nova Southeastern University and is the principal investigator for Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Debra Stern is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Florida Physical Therapy. She serves as a faculty mentor for the Diabetes Empowerment.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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Objectives

  1. Determine the magnitude of falls in the aging population.
  2. Identify causes of patient fall risk throughout the continuum of care.
  3. Acknowledge the signs of a patient at risk for falls in common healthcare settings and in the home.
  4. Synthesize the impact of polypharmacy on fall risk.
  5. Integrate strategies for fall prevention.
  6. Perform screening for fall risk and determine appropriate referral services as indicated.

Outline

  • Introduction to falls; magnitude and impact
    • Falls are not part of normal aging
  • Roles of different healthcare professionals in identifying factors that contribute to fall risk and falls, throughout the continuum of care
    • It takes a team
  • Strategies for decreasing or preventing falls in aging adults
    • Looking at the right things, subtle and obvious
  • Polypharmacy and impact on balance and fall causation
    • One versus many
  • Integrating CDC STEADI – Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries, recommendations for fall prevention

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Physician Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Other Healthcare Professionals

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