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


Faculty:
Michel (Shelly) Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT
Duration:
Two Full Days
Product Code:
LWC063725
Brochure Code:
PWZ84765
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

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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 www.evergreencertifications.com).

More than just an overview, this intensive Certification Course will offer practical solutions to some of the most challenging reallife 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 www.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 www.evergreencertifications.com/cfps for professional requirements.

Credits


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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.
 



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Faculty

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

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Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, is an expert in fall prevention and neuro-rehab more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromusclular disorders, TBI, and SCI. She has a special interest in advanced technology and 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 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) from Rehab Institute of Chicago. She has also earned her certification as a Fall Prevention Specialist with 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.  


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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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. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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

Reviews

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Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 1076

Comments

Tracy N

"very helpful and informative"

Diane G

"most useful cont ed course I've ever taken!"

Kendrah B

"The speaker was engaging and interesting. This is the first online course I have taken and would definitely take another."

Jill A

"good course."

Jennifer S

"This was my 1st live webinar course. I loved it. The whole process went smoothly. Shelly gave a ton of information to start a fall prevention program in our building. "

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