One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Many of those who survive, are referred to physical/occupational therapy. This course is designed to identify common fall risk factors as well as fall recovery through floor mobility exercises. Teaching safe self-assessment following a fall as well as safe exercises to improve balance, with the goal of decreasing falls. Real clients/patients sessions are used to demonstrate all activities discussed in a studio/home environment. This user friendly program and exercises can be adopted into any program immediately.
|Contact Hours: 2|
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Beginner||BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential|
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional guiding clients back to mobility after a fall.
- Identify the complex systems of balance
- Recognize key concerns for falls
- Identify common balance assessments
- Identify self-assessments following a fall
- Identify safe exercises for floor mobility, fall recovery
- Recognize the importance of phone placements
- Identify safe exercises for improving strength and balance
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer
Instructional Level: Beginner
BOC Level: Essential
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Shari Kalkstein is employed by IDEA and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.