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Falls Prevention for Older AdultsFalls Prevention for Older Adults

This course provides information, tools, and resources related to a comprehensive falls prevention program. This includes: data collection, falls risk screenings/assessments, medical assessment, medication review, environment assessment, and evidence-based interventions. Appropriate for leaders, nurses, PT, OT, SLP, and social workers. 

  • All of the following educational activities must be completed: 
    • Read the Falls Prevention Best Practice Intervention Package (200 minutes)
    • Complete several reflective questions and an evaluation (15 minutes)
  • This educational course has no conflicts of interest from the planners, presenters, faculty, authors, and content reviewers

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This continuing education activity was approved by:

  • Nursing by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation – 3.5 contact hours.
  • Physical Therapy by the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapists – 2.0 CCUs
  • To be eligible for the nursing continuing education credit(s), the learner must complete each portion of this educational course.  The continuing education credits are valid for this course from:  10/08/18 – 10/08/20.

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Any issues contact HHQI@qualityinsights.org

The Falls Prevention Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) which was researched and developed by the HHQI clinical team. See the attachments for references and the Technical Expert Panel (TEP) for the BPIP. 

Estimated Length: 3 hour(s) and 30 minute(s)

Lessons

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Online Lesson1. Falls Prevention for Older Patients -

Objectives

By the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  1. State three fall risk factors for the home-based patient as identified by the CDC.
  2. Describe two different medical diseases or conditions and how each could increase risk of falling for an older patient.
  3. Identify two evidence-based fall risk assessments that can be used for home-based patients.
  4. Discuss one specific intervention each discipline could implement to provide interdisciplinary falls prevention to older patients.
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