30% of people over age 65 fall each year. This number increases to nearly 50% in in-patient settings and skilled nursing facilities. Fall-related injuries causing death, hospitalization, and/or treatment was projected to be $111 billion in 2010. In addition, nearly 25% of all adults (45-64) experience one fall in the community annually.
Can therapists provide treatment and education to clients to reduce the risk of falls in the home, community, and clinical settings? What research supports the role of therapy in fall reduction and what is their role? This recording will answer these questions and discuss the most basic preventive strategies including: exercise strategies, medication management, and home modification.
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 1.5 self-study contact hours or .15 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. Expires: 08/03/2019.
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 1.8 self-study continuing education credits.
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This self-study course consists of 1.75 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 recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 1.75 continuing competency hours.
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 1.5 CE credit hours.
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 2.1 contact hours.
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 1.75 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 self-study activity qualifies for 1.75 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.
|Manual - Proven Fall Prevention Strategies (3.04 MB)||50 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Handout - Proven Fall Prevention Strategies (0.17 MB)||3 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Trent Brown, MOT, OTR/L, BCG, is a practicing therapist in Utah and is 1 of 24 credential holders of a board certification in gerontology (BCG) from the AOTA. Trent has worked in transitional rehab, acute care, skilled nursing, and home health over the course of his career. His master’s thesis, “Performance of ADL’s, functional activity, mobility, and confidence levels following total hip arthroplasty”, was the launching pad for his future clinical focus and passion. Trent has centered his practice on research, exercise, and activity to promote safety and outcomes during functional mobility and activity with adult and geriatric populations.
Trent served as vice president of the Utah Occupational Therapy Association (UOTA), where he helped co-author the new Utah Occupational Therapy Practice Act. He has received APTA approval as a certified continuing education presenter, teaches at the University of Utah as an adjunct professor and was recently the requested keynote speaker at the annual UOTA conference. Additionally, he has provided continuing education courses for thousands of clinicians throughout the country. His lectures incorporate hands-on demonstration on a myriad of topics, including joint arthroplasty, core strengthening, documentation, aging, and fall reduction.
Financial: Trent Brown is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Trent Brown is a credential holder of a board certification in gerontology (BCG) from the AOTA.
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