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Fall Prevention for Older Adults - PT151

Fall Prevention for Older Adults

by Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN
PT151
(4.3 / 3239 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Price: $19.00
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Summary:

Falls are a serious health risk for older people, and a fall is a life-changing event that can lead to disability, loss of independence, or even death. About 28.7% of adults aged 65 and older fall every year. Healthcare professionals of various disciplines need to understand what causes seniors to fall and what the evidence shows can prevent the events. This course explains reasons older adults fall and strategies to keep them safe.

Objectives:

The goal of this fall risk continuing education program is to improve the ability of nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists to identify and minimize risk factors for falls in the older adult population and reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the major physical, psychological and environmental risk factors for falls in older adults
  • List measures that can prevent falls in home, hospital and long-term care settings
  • Conduct a thorough evaluation after a fall
 

 
Approval Infomation
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
 
Physical Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/22 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0561 for 1/8/19 to 1/8/20).
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-518361 for 01/1/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-183 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
 
This course has been approved by:
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 10/30/15 to 10/30/19.
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/17 to 07/31/19.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 2/4/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/4/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/4/2022

 

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

For Florida professionals:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Ahmed Abbase A - KUWAIT, IT  ·  May 19, 2019
very good and helpful related information that stimulate me and I will read more about it
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James M - Livermore, CA  ·  May 16, 2019
Good general overview of risk factors for falls in older adults and fall prevention strategies.
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John M - Fort Worth, TX  ·  May 08, 2019
That was a great test.
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anthony v - Eustis, FL  ·  May 07, 2019
wow, ok,fine, helpful, terrific
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Marie C - Trinity, FL  ·  Apr 24, 2019
4 Was a good course to take as refresher
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