Fall Prevention for Older Adults - OT151

Fall Prevention for Older Adults

by Debra Anscombe Wood, BS, RN
OT151
(4.4 / 628 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

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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
 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client factors
Domain of OT: Context and environment
OT Process: Outcomes
 

Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists.
 
Occupational 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 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.
 
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 

Course Originally Released on: 9/27/2013
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. OnCourse Learning 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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Sid T - Simi Valley, CA  ·  Mar 28, 2019
very informative and helpful
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Christa C - Austin, TX  ·  Mar 22, 2019
Good practical application suggestions for decreasing falls with patients in all settings.
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Peter N - Mesa , AZ  ·  Mar 18, 2019
Good material I can use daily
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Jordan M - Chillicothe, IL  ·  Feb 27, 2019
Good education on fall prevention
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Seena T - Frisco, TX  ·  Feb 26, 2019
great class. very informative
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