Falls are the top cause of accidents in people over the age of 65. Falls are also the main cause of serious injuries and accidental deaths in older people. Even older people who appear to be strong and well can fall. Falling is a real threat to their ability to live on their own.
This course focuses on the causes and methods of prevention for patient falls. Therapists are instructed on the epidemiology of falls, recognition of the mechanism behind postural control and maintenance of balance as well as identification of intrinsic and extrinsic fall risk factors. Dr. Tinsley goes into detail about assessment tools used for patients with balance impairments followed by an explanation of essential components for successful gait cycle and gait abnormalities.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state's approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 4||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA, RN|
|Instructional Level: Advanced||BOC Level of Difficulty: Mastery|
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- Falls Epidemiology
- Causes for Falls & Prevention
- Postural Control & Stance
- Perceptual Systems
- Adapting Senses
- Postural Control: Seated, Theories, Development, Components
- System Approach
- Age & Postural Control, Age & Sway
- Neuromuscular Problems & Sensory Disorder,
- Evaluating Fall Risk: Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Factors
- Determinants of Falls and Injuries & Implications for Clinical Practice
- IFC Model & Functional Assessment
- Interpretation, Treatment, Strategy Level
- Strength Training and ROM Exercise Video Lab Demonstration
- Successful and Normal Gait
- Where Falls Occur: Stairs, Mobility, Abnormal Mobility, Abnormal Gait,
- Case Studies and Gait Video Lab Demonstrations
- Case Studies with Diagnostic Tests, Video Lab Demonstrations and Outcomes
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on causes and prevention of patient falls.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- Identify the epidemiology of falls.
- Recognize the mechanisms behind postural control and maintenance of balance.
- Identify between intrinsic and extrinsic fall risk factors.
- Identify assessment tools used for patients with balance impairments and possible risk for falls.
- Recognize three essential components for a successful gait cycle and gait abnormalities.
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.
Contact Hours: 4
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Registered Nurses.
Instructional Level: Advanced
BOC Level of Difficulty: Mastery
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
- Financial – Suzanne Tinsley is employed by Louisiana State University Health Science Center and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments for the presentation of this course from HomeCEUConnection.com.
- Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.