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.
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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.
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.
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Earn up to 2.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession.
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.
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.
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 05216. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.2 CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.|
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).
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.
CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.
CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216.000270. 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.
CE credit is available. This asynchronous activity consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours for Oklahoma Physical Therapists. Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-9-3.1 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs offered by providers approved 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 09/29/2022. It was last reviewed on 08/9/2022 and is valid until 08/09/2025.
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)™.
.2 ASHA CEUs
** ASHA Self Study CEUs are available on this course from 11/10/2022 to 10/31/2024. 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 10/31/2024 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|File type||File name||Number of pages|
|Manual - Keeping Patients Off the Floor (6.3 MB)||43 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Transcript (132.7 KB)||25 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Instructions for ASHA credit - Self-Study Only (64.4 KB)||Available after Purchase|
Debra 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.
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.
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