Fall Prevention for Older Adults - CMA151

Fall Prevention for Older Adults

by Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN
(4.7 / 135 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


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.


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

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, certified medical assistants, physical therapists and occupational therapists.
Certified medical assistants: 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 or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 Clinical/General continuing education unit(s) (approval #136449 for 8/1/2019 to 7/31/2020). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Originally Released on: 6/30/1997
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/4/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/31/2020

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.

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Monique B - Pittsburg, CA  ·  Nov 14, 2019
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Kayla B - humboldt, IA  ·  Nov 13, 2019
good information to read to get knowledgeable
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Lakesha C - Suffolk, VA  ·  Nov 12, 2019
very informative these facts definitely helped understand the importance of this topic and concerns
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Lyubov G - Sacramento, CA  ·  Nov 12, 2019
I like this course, I will recommend this to my friends
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Jennifer B - Milton, PA  ·  Nov 10, 2019
it was very informative
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00