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A Clinicians Guide to Reducing Falls: Evidence-Based Strategies
March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm$50
One third of all people over 65 living in the community fall each year. This number increases to 50% in in-patient settings and skilled nursing facilities. Fall-related injures leading to death, hospitalization, or treatment exceeds $111 billion annually. Can clinicians provide treatment and education to clients to reduce to 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 scope? How is the rise in genomic hypovitaminosis, depression, fear, medication dosage, and upper extremity weakness correlated to increased fall rates? What are the latest hands-on and evidence based techniques and assessments that lead to fall reduction? Are there fall reduction “programs” that are verified by research and if so what are they? This intensive lab-based course will answer these questions and discuss the most advanced and reviewed strategies. Demonstrations and labs will occur to ensure application of the material and immediate carry-over to the clinical setting. This course will also discuss documentation techniques and examples to strongly justify the need for skilled services with this population in hospital, in-patient, acute, home health, and outpatient settings.
- Identify the major contributors to falls and the most common environments where falls occur for the adult and geriatric population.
- Identify the role of clinicians in fall prevention in various rehab settings, the home, and the community at large.
- Identify the common principles in a fall reduction program leading to evidenced outcomes
- Develop a practical understanding of learned exercises, activities, and a assessments during labs to ensure immediate carry-over into all clinical settings
- Apply documentation strategies and language based on information provided in this course to justify skilled clinical services and reimbursement to all payer sources
We will discuss the most current research explaining falls, those at risk for falls, and the power in fall prevention strategies. Demonstrations and labs will take place to ensure the attendees understand the techniques supported to assist with treating the adult and geriatric population. In addition, we will learn accepted language and documentation strategies accepted by payer sources and practice these documentation strategies with real-life examples and case studies.
- Exploration of current trends, demographics, and statistics with high, medium, and low risk fall clients
- Photographs, videos, demonstrations, and x-ray images will be used to increase participants’ understanding of interventions
- Lab (completed by clinicians in small groups/partners)
- Documentation examples
- Case study review
CEU Accreditation from UOTA
Pending Accreditation from UPTA
Please register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or text/call: 801-455-5482
Include your name, number, email address, and discipline when registering. You will receive a confirmation email.
Payment: Please bring cash or check to the course or pay via PayPal to the email listed above.