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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
Location:
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Available Dates:


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 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 1.251.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy ProcessDomain 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: IntermediateIntermediate.


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.  


Additional Info

Program Information

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

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

Reviews

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 10

Comments

Jaclyn K

"Shelly was an excellent instructor and I really felt like I learned a lot. "

Kristi H

"Great course! I feel so much knowledgeable when it comes to fall prevention in the clinic as well as the community and feel confident collaborating in a multi team approach!"

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. "

Location

DoubleTree Hotel Chicago Arlington Heights

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75 W Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005, United States
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