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


Faculty:
Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC063725
Brochure Code:
PLW71509
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

Whether your patients’ goals are to return to work, play with their grandkids, or travel the world, your hard work helps them progress toward their functional goals.

But one fall can severely set back progress and turn your patient’s life upside down, resulting in rapidly declining health, extended hospital stays, financial loss, fear, and isolation. Falls can often be predicted and prevented if you know what to look for, but all too often, clinicians are so focused on the injury or disability at hand that fall risks are overlooked – until it’s too late.

Become a Fall Prevention Specialist and learn how to help patients avoid falls while retaining the strength, balance, and mobility it takes to stay functionally independent.

Built on today’s best practices, this hands-on program will show you how to better predict falls with a comprehensive risk assessment that combines the best evaluations currently available. Expand your rehab toolbox for fall prevention and post-fall rehab with interventions you can use immediately. Design robust, innovative plans of care for high risk patients with specific impairments, from diabetes to Parkinson’s.

And finally, learn how to develop an effective fall prevention program using tools and strategies that have helped countless patients leave their fear of falling behind.

Sign up today and confidently guide your patients to a fall-proof future!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are 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. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  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 professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Minnesota Marriage & Family Therapists

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists for 6.25 continuing education credits. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. 


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.6 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Nursing Home Administrators

This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 12.5 clock hours and 12.5 participant hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.6 continuing education credits.


Kansas Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course as been approved by the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association for 12.5 contact hours, (Class 1).

 

KANSAS PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To receive the special Kansas Occupational Therapy certificate, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your participation verified and the special certificate mailed to you. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name, your license number and mailing address in the email.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 12.5 continuing competency hours.


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 course qualifies for 12.5 CE Credit Hours.


Kansas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 12.5 hours.  Approval #: CEUL036084.  PLEASE BRING YOUR LICENSE NUMBER WITH YOU TO THE PROGRAM.  


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 course qualifies for 15.2 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 12.5 continuing education hours.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 12.5 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.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education minutes 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. 



Faculty

Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes Related seminars and products: 5

PT, C/NDT


Shelly Denes, PT, C/NDT, is an expert in fall prevention with more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromuscular disorders, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries. She has a special interest in advanced technology for helping patients move safely, and she has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics.

Ms. Denes travels nationally to present seminars on fall prevention and geriatric rehabilitation, and she is known for her dynamic, hands-on teaching style. She has also shared her insights with practicing professionals at annual physical therapy association meetings and through adjunct university work Additionally, her expertise has been presented through expert witness work, both nationally and locally. Ms. Denes is a graduate of University of Michigan’s physical therapy program, and she earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) from the Rehab Institute of Chicago.

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes receives compensation as a Physical Therapist at the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.  


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


Additional Resources

To order the book, Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Handbook, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Mindful Chair Yoga, please visit our product store.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Discuss the latest advances in fall prevention and their implications for rehab.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying and differentiating root causes of fall risk.
  3. Evaluate the most effective interventions available for reducing risk and restoring balance, mobility, and function.
  4. Integrate multiple approaches for better outcomes, including balance and gait training, vestibular rehabilitation, gaze stabilization, multitasking interventions, and environmental modification.
  5. Describe the most effective landing strategies to minimize impact.
  6. Develop an effective home exercise program.
  7. Design robust, innovative plans of care for high risk patients with various diagnoses.
  8. Discuss parameters for safely intensifying rehab.
  9. Determine effective strategies for helping noncompliant, difficult, or depressed patients become more engaged in their recovery.
  10. Review coding and billing updates for fall prevention and post-fall rehab.
  11. Outline key components of a successful fall prevention program.
  12. Describe strategies for effectively marketing a fall prevention program.

Outline

HOT TOPICS AND INNOVATIONS IN FALL PREVENTION
  • What fall prevention will look like in 1, 5, and 10 years
HANDS-ON LAB: PREDICT AND PREVENT FALLS WITH A COMPREHENSIVE RISK ASSESSMENT
  • Practice today’s best evaluations for:
    • Balance
    • Visual-spatial function
    • Sensory-motor integration
    • Proprioception
    • Vestibular function
    • Gait and mobility
    • Age-related degeneration
    • Home safety
    • Pharmacological side effects
HANDS-ON LAB: EXPAND YOUR REHAB TOOLBOX FOR FALL PREVENTION AND POST-FALL REHAB
  • Practice effective techniques you can use immediately to:
    • Restore balance, mobility, and function
    • Minimize fall impact and injury
    • Treat dizziness and vertigo
    • Improve multitasking, coordination, and gait
    • Resolve vision problems that contribute to falls
    • Boost cognition, memory, and focus
    • Reduce environmental fall risks
HAND-ON LAB: INTEGRATE MULTIPLE APPROACHES FOR BETTER OUTCOMES
  • Practice combining:
    • Balance and gait training
    • Vestibular rehabilitation
    • Gaze stabilization
    • Multitasking interventions
    • Musculoskeletal soft tissue techniques
    • Graded motor imagery
    • Home exercise programming
    • Nutrition
    • Environmental modification
    • Safety reminders
    • Orthotics and gait devices
    • Clinical applications of neuroplasticity
HANDS-ON LAB: DESIGN ROBUST, INNOVATIVE PLANS OF CARE FOR YOUR PATIENTS
  • Practice developing treatment strategies for high risk patients with specific impairments, including:
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Stroke
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Diabetes
    • Pain
    • Age-related changes

KEYS TO SUCCESSFULLY TREATING NONCOMPLIANT PATIENTS AND ENLISTING FAMILY SUPPORT

ARE YOU LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE?

  • Coding and billing updates for fall prevention and post-fall rehab
  • Justify rehab with the right progress measures and documentation
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips
CASE STUDIES: PUT KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE
  • Case study 1: Evaluate a client’s home for extrinsic risk factors
  • Case study 2: Apply advanced balance training and multi-tasking techniques
  • Case study 3: Integrate visual testing and gaze stabilization
  • Case study 4: Navigate pharmacological side effects and comorbidities
  • Case study 5: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation

DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR YOUR FACILITY

BECOME YOUR REGION’S GO-TO FALL PREVENTION SPECIALIST

  • The insider’s guide to specialization and professional networking
  • Build referrals faster: effectively market your fall prevention program

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Home Administrators

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