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In-Person Seminar

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


Faculty:
Michel (Shelly) Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP
Duration:
Two Full Days
Product Code:
LIP063725
Brochure Code:
ALH85471
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar  2
Location:
Arlington Heights, Illinois (Multiple Locations Available)
Available Dates:



Description

One fall can turn your patient’s life upside down, resulting in rapidly declining health, extended hospital stays, financial loss, fear and isolation.

Whether you’re an OT, PT, nurse or anyone who works in a rehab or healthcare setting one fall can turn your life upside down as well; erasing the progress your clients have made toward their functional goals, causing you stress as you worry for your patient’s well-being, and leaving you facing the nerve-wracking implications for the reputation of both you and your facility.

Attend this live training, learn how to help patients avoid falls while retaining the strength, balance and mobility it takes to stay functionally independent and become a Certified Fall Prevention Specialist through Evergreen Certifications (see evergreencertifications.com).

More than just an overview, this intensive Certification Course will offer practical solutions to some of the most challenging real-life situations you face with patients who fall or are at risk of falling. Built on today’s best practices, this program will provide you exactly what you need so you can…

  • Better predict and prevent falls with effective fall prevention tools and strategies
  • Safely build strength, coordination and balance in fallers
  • Restore mobility and function with interventions and assistive technologies
  • Build your professional reputation as a go-to resource on fall prevention

Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Fall Prevention Specialist (CFPS) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and caregivers know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of fall prevention. Professional standards apply. Visit evergreencertifications.com/cfps for details.


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99 value)*!
  • Simply complete this live event and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Fall Prevention Specialist (CFPS) through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CFPS designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program.

*Professional standards apply. Visit evergreencertifications.com/cfps for professional requirements.

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 event. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether live 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 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.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.


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 in full attendance will earn 12.5 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


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.


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.


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.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 760 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. 



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Faculty

Michel (Shelly) Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP's Profile

Michel (Shelly) Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP Related seminars and products


Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP, is an expert in fall prevention and neuro-rehab with more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromuscular disorders, TBI, and SCI. She has a special interest in Covid-19 'Long Haulers' and advanced technology as she has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics. She uses her Denes Physical Therapy Consulting LLC for much of her consulting and seminar work.

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 in varying settings. Additionally, her expertise has been presented through expert witness work, both nationally and locally. Ms. Denes is a graduate of University of Michigan's PT program, and she earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for Adult Hemiplegia (NDT) at The Rehab Institute of Chicago. She has also earned her certification as a 'Fall Prevention Specialist' and a 'Geriatric Care Professional' with the Evergreen Certifications and sits on their advisory board.

 

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.  


Alternate Dates

2-Day Fall Prevention Specialist Certificate Course: Fall-proof Your Patients with Today's Best Practices
Wed, Oct 06, 2021 - 08:00am to Thu, Oct 07, 2021 - 04:00pm MDT - Product Code LIP063725
Denver, Colorado

Additional Info

Program Information

Live Event Schedule

Please note: Each day there will be a 70-minute 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.


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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

FALL RISK MITIGATION ESSENTIALS
  • The latest advances in fall prevention
  • The most current changes from the CDC
  • Intrinsic risk factors
  • Environmental extrinsic risk factors
  • Medications and substance use
COMPREHENSIVE FALL RISK ASSESSMENTS
  • HANDS-ON LABS: Predict and Prevent Falls with Tools for Evaluating Your Patients’ …
    • Balance
    • Visual-spatial function
    • Sensory-motor integration
    • Proprioception
    • Vestibular function
    • Gait and mobility
    • Age-related degeneration
    • Home safety
    • Pharmacological side effects
REDUCE FALL RISK AND RESTORE MOBILITY AND FUNCTION
  • HANDS-ON LABS: Interventions, Assistive Technologies and Techniques 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
    • Orthotics, gait devices and assistive technology for fallers
IMPROVE STRENGTH, COORDINATION, BALANCE AND SAFETY
  • Multifactor Approaches and Exercise Programs for Fall Reduction
    • Vestibular rehabilitation
    • Strength training programs
    • Quick tips to recognize abnormal gait patterns in fallers
    • Balance assessment tools
    • Nutrition
    • Hydrotherapy interventions
HIGH-RISK PATIENT SOLUTIONS
  • New Ideas and Innovative Plans to Protect Patients from Injury
    • Older adults
    • Impaired vision
    • Patients using oxygen
    • TBI and stroke
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Pain
PATIENT EDUCATION TOOLBOX
  • HANDS-ON LABS: Best Practices for Building Understanding and Engagement for Improved Outcomes
    • CDC – STEADI initiative algorithm
    • The American Geriatric Society updated Beers Criteria
    • Evaluate your patient’s understanding of fall prevention
    • Checklists
    • Body mechanics
    • Car and floor transfers
    • Fall recovery techniques
    • Safe landing strategies
    • Best practices for non-compliant patients
DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR YOUR FACILITY
  • Evidence based programs
  • STEADI toolkit
  • Marketing and partnership strategies
  • Coding and billing updates
HANDS-ON LABS, PRACTICE AND CASE STUDIES
  • Evaluate a client’s home for risk factors
  • Apply advanced balance training and multitasking techniques
  • Integrate visual testing and gaze stabilization
  • Navigate pharmacological side effect

Target Audience

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

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