Fall Prevention: Interventions for Balance Problems and Risks

$23.99

Accidental falls are the second most common cause of unintentional death worldwide. Learn about risk factors for falls and their impacts on the patient and medical team. This course covers prevention and interventions for falls in clinical and home settings and is offered for nursing, OT, and PT CEU.

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Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the impact of falls on patients, clinicians, caregivers, and facilities.
  2. Summarize the components involved in maintaining balance.
  3. Identify the primary roles of the interdisciplinary team members in managing patients at risk of impaired balance and falls.
  4. Identify common risk factors for balance impairments and increased falls.
  5. Describe how to assess a patient for increased risk of falls.
  6. Discuss appropriate falls prevention and risk mitigation strategies for individuals at increased risk of falling in both clinical and community settings.

Accreditation/Approval Information

Nursing

Preventing falls in clinical and community-based settings. Covers components of balance, risk factors for balance impairments, impact of falls on patients and caregivers, and fall prevention and risk mitigation strategies.

  • Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.

Occupational Therapy

Preventing falls in clinical and community-based settings. Covers components of balance, risk factors for balance impairments, impact of falls on patients and caregivers, and fall prevention and risk mitigation strategies.

  • Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Provider #3313. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Courses offered by AOTA approved providers are accepted by the NBCOT Certification Renewal program.

Physical Therapy

Preventing falls in clinical and community-based settings. Covers components of balance, risk factors for balance impairments, impact of falls on patients and caregivers, and fall prevention and risk mitigation strategies.

  • Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is a Continuing Competency Approval Agency recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California.
  • Approval of physical therapy continuing education credit varies by state. Confirm approval with your state’s licensing agency before you take the course for CE credit. See Physical Therapy CE Approval for more information.

Course Information

Contact Hours: 3.00

Course Availability: Expires 2023-05-01

How It Works

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Take the online course at your convenience.

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Fully complete the course to access your certificate.

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