DVD: Reducing the Risk of Falls in the Elderly

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4 hours

Quick Overview

Presented by: Leslie Allison

This seminar is designed for therapists who work with community or institutional dwelling older adults.

Description

This seminar is designed for therapists who work with community or institutional dwelling older adults. Lecture will be used to introduce information, followed by case presentations to illustrate the application of principles to patient care. Treatment ideas for older adults with various levels of ability will also be discussed.

Details

Run Time: 4 hours

Attendee: Physical Therapists, PTA's, Students, Athletic Trainers

Required Equipment: Personal Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone with access to Broadband Internet (<1.4 mbps)

Examination: 25-question test. Passing grade of 70% or higher required for certificate

Course Evaluation: Yes

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Workbook/Handout: Yes

Course Approvals/Certifications: 

  • BOC Approval:¬†Northeast Seminars is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for (4) hours of Category A continuing education. BOC Approved Provider Home Study Course: #P498

Outline

Disc 1

Unit 01: Introduction - Balance
Unit 02: Dynamic Equilibrium
Unit 03: Risk Factors for Falls
Unit 04: Extrinsic Risk Factor
Unit 05: Screening Tests
Unit 06: Screening Tests Part 2
Unit 07: Screening Tests - Tinetti POMA

Disc 2

Unit 08: Berg Balance Scale Part 1
Unit 09: Berg Balance Scale Part 2
Unit 10: Sensory Impairment Tests Part 1
Unit 11: Sensory Impairment Tests Part 2
Unit 12: Sensory Impairment Tests Part 3

Unit 13: Sensory Organization Test (SOT)

Unit 14: Motor Impairment Tests Part 1

Disc 3

Unit 15: Motor Impairment Tests Part 2
Unit 16: Strength Measures/Range of Motion Measures
Unit 17: Gait Measures
Unit 18: Treatment Part 1
Unit 19: Treatment Part 2
Unit 20: Treatment Part 3
Unit 21: Home Safety Evaluations



Final Test

Certificate of Completion

Course Evaluation

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this class, you should be able to:

  • Describe the cyclical, interactive systems model of postural control
  • List at least five normal age-related changes in the sensory and motor systems
  • Identify at least ten risk factors for falls
  • Describe three screening tools to identify prospective fallers
  • List the assessment components of an at-risk elder and give a rationale for their inclusion

Details

This seminar is designed for therapists who work with community or institutional dwelling older adults. Lecture will be used to introduce information, followed by case presentations to illustrate the application of principles to patient care. Treatment ideas for older adults with various levels of ability will also be discussed.

Additional Information

Instructor(s) Leslie Allison
Platform DVD