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Digital Seminar

The Clinician’s Guide to Reducing Falls: Evidence-Based Strategies that Work


Faculty:
Trent Brown
Duration:
5 Hours 55 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
May 11, 2018
Product Code:
POS020777
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Reduce Falls and Increase:

  • Functional and occupational performance and participation
  • Visual processing and strategies during dynamic movement and ambulation
  • Safety with gait, functional mobility, transfers, and sit-stand
  • Patient confidence with mobility in the home and community

As a clinician who has worked in skilled nursing, home health, acute, and transitional care, I’ve seen and treated too many patients who experience falls. In the past, I focused too much of my attention on strengthening the low extremity or solely on home modification, which resulted in seeing minimal gains. What was I missing? There had to be a better way to treat this population. Finally, I discovered that by examining the myriad causes to falls – psychological, physiological, visual, and neuromuscular – I could effectively treat my patients by improving functional and occupational performance and giving them confidence with mobility in their home and community.

In this lab-intensive recording, learn and practice the evidence-based tools I use to help prevent falls. Feel confident and comfortable using these proven strategies that immediately carry over into your clinical setting.

 

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 non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is 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


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 self-study contact hours or .55 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: 05/11/2020.


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 5.9 self-study continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 5.75 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.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 5.75 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 self-study course qualifies for 5.5 CE credit hours.


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 self-study course qualifies for 7.0 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 5.5 continuing education hours.


Ohio Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study educational offering has been approved for 6.0 CEUs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants (Approval #19S1037).


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


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 5.75 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.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 5.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 5.75 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.



Handouts

Faculty

Trent Brown Related seminars and products: 8

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Trent Brown, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, BCG, is a practicing therapist in Utah and is 1 of 36 credential holders of a board certification in gerontology (BCG) from the AOTA. Mr. Brown also holds a certification as an assistive technology professional (ATP) from RESNA. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Utah.

Currently, he is employed by the Department of Health to develop, implement, and operate healthcare quality improvement programs and has authored multiple laws to legislate improved patient care. Mr. Brown has over 14 years of clinical experience in skilled nursing, transitional care, acute, and home health.

Recently, he served as the VP for the UOTA where he co-authored SB 131 advancing OT practice in the state of Utah and has received multiple awards for his clinical, academic, and legislative work. Mr. Brown is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah and has been instructing since 2007. He has provided courses for thousands of clinicians throughout the country in conferences, private settings, and specialty conferences.

Mr. Brown is a master clinician and lecturer on a myriad of topics including joint arthroplasty, core strengthening, documentation, aging, functional mobility, ethics, and fall reduction. He has also been a keynote speaker at multiple events throughout the country.

Speaker Disclosures:

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. 


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Long-Term Care Staff
  • Nursing Home Administrators

Objectives

  1. List the major contributors to falls and the most common environments where falls occur for the adult and geriatric population
  2. Describe the role that medications play in falls, and what steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood of medication-related falls
  3. Restate the role of clinicians in fall prevention in various rehab facilities, in the home, and in the community at large
  4. Identify the common principles in a fall reduction program that lead to the best outcomes
  5. Develop a practical understanding of learned exercises and assessments during labs to ensure immediate carryover into clinical settings
  6. Apply documentation strategies and language based on information to justify skilled clinical services and reimbursement to all payer sources

Outline

THE COST OF FALLS

  • Frequency of falls – a breakdown in the US
  • Results of falls
  • Cost and future projections
  • Environments where falls occur

CAUSES OF FALLS AND WAYS TO REDUCE THEM

  • Specific causes
    • Medication
    • Ageism
    • Diagnosis
    • Contracture
    • Weakness
    • Compensatory gait patterns
  • Common associations leading to falls
    • Fear of falling (stiffening strategy)
    • Genomic hypovitaminosis
    • Gender
    • UE weakness
  • Visual space relation and fixation duration
    • Soleustretch and Visual Stance demonstration
    • LAB
  • PNF functional strengthening techniques (CR vs HR vs CRAC)
    • GRAC Rowing (Modified D1, D2)
    • Gastroclock with CRAC technique
    • LAB
  • Medication and mechanism
  • Type I iliopsoas contracture and anterior pelvic tilt vs. posterior pelvic tilt
    • Male vs. female
    • Lengthen and shorten demonstration
    • LAB

CLINICAL AND EDUCATIONAL ROLE IN REDUCING FALLS

  • Education
    • Sleep, adaptive equipment, home environment
    • Fall reduction in the home
    • Otago and other “fall reduction” programs
  • 4-Test Balance Scale (LAB)
  • Chair Stand Test

BEST PRACTICE: ASSESSMENTS, ACTIVITIES, AND EXERCISES

  • Fall risk evaluations
    • Functional reach (FRT), TUG, Fall Algorithm
    • LAB
  • Hip/frontal plane stabilizers
    • Reducing circumduction, shuffle, or Trendelenburg gait
    • Trochanter Tension
    • LAB
  • Hip mobilizers
    • Seated and standing mobilization technique
    • Dynamic PNF chops
    • Quad sit-up (LAB)
    • Log roll
  • Determinants of gait
  • Exercise/activity dose and frequency

DOCUMENTATION AND CASE STUDY

  • 5 platforms of successful documentation
  • Documentation examples
  • Case study

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Total Reviews: 102

Comments

Mathew D

"excellent course. I got a lot out of it. The instructor really was good."

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