2639 Revere Drive
Akron, OH 44333 USA
Falls in the older adult population continue as a medical, social, and economic crisis. In fact, fall rates over the past decade have been steadily increasing. This, despite our efforts to reduce fall rates using Clinical Practice Guidelines and directing funding toward fall prevention strategies. Patients report they remain fearful of falling. What can we as clinical practitioners do to mitigate this upward trend? Perhaps we can initiate full spectrum fall training efforts. Full spectrum fall training involves assessment and treatment of the older adult in 4 phases of falls: Pre-fall, near fall, fall landing and fall recovery. Are clinicians aware of the 4 phases of falls? Can patients feel confident about falling and recovering from a fall? Including all 4 phases of falls may be the missing piece to addressing falls in the older adult. This course is designed for clinicians working with older adults who are falling, at risk of falls or concerned about falling. In it, we will examine all 4 phases of falling and equip the clinician to assess and treat patients in each phase. This hands-on course allows plenty of practice time for new skills development and for refinement of old skills. We will provide feedback to ensure the clinician has confidence with the concepts prior to completing the course.
Threaded throughout will be analysis of evidence-based postural control tools which will allow the attendee to construct an individualized treatment program for effective management of their older adult client who may be at risk for falls. In addition, we will utilize patient scenarios to promote clinical reasoning leading to best treatment practices using the 4 phases of falls. This emerging area of falls preparedness is an exciting compliment to current falls prevention approaches. Ultimately, the goal of the course is to equip the practitioner with tools which may help to reduce falls rates and injuries among the older adult population.
CEU Credits: 2.000
Type of Course: In Person
Course URL: http://www.greatseminarsandbooks.com/category/live-courses/
Course Dates To Be Offered:
Jul 30, 2022 to Jul 31, 2022 | Bel Air MD
Nov 5, 2022 to Nov 6, 2022 | Greenville SC
Apr 22, 2023 to Apr 23, 2023 | Raleigh NC