Interdisciplinary Approach to Preventing Falls

Interdisciplinary Approach to Preventing Falls 

The subject of fall prevention for the older adult is not a new one. Numerous programs, studies, and classes focus on this very important issue. Falls among older adults lead to injuries, lowered quality of life, decreased freedom, and even death (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2016a). Fall prevention has become so important that it even has a day named after it (CDC, 2016b). In 2007, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) decided to raise awareness by declaring a Falls Prevention Awareness Day on the first day of fall. They started with four states and have now covered most of the United States of America (NCOA, n.d.). The aim of this course is to blend the classical fall prevention teachings you have learned in the past with new research. You will hear some familiar concepts because they are important, but you will also walk away with a few new tools in your toolbox based on current research and standards. In this evidence-based healthcare culture, you will have sound findings to support your treatment and programs. The goal of this educational program is to provide Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy Professionals in any setting with guidelines for preventing falls using an interdisciplinary approach.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-IAPF

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (61 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

1.0 HOURS


The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

1.0 HOURS


The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

1.0 HOURS


The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Utah Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Washington Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Washington Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses that are specifically related to the practice of physical therapy, with specified goals and objectives. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.

Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

CA Physical Therapy Board of California

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Arizona Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board

1.0 HOURS


The Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any section or chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Indiana Physical Therapy Committee

1.0 HOURS


The Indiana Physical Therapy Committee accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.

Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists

1.0 HOURS


The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored/approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education hours accrued through participation in educational activities approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This course meets approval under the Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1) (b). This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


The Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Category A activities. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

1.0 HOURS


The New Mexico Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

1.0 HOURS


South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy (General)

1.0 HOURS


The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas.
This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants.
The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Type 1 courses. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Vermont Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

1.0 HOURS


The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Learners must self-report this completion to CE Broker in order to receive credit from the Florida Board of Physical Therapy.

New York Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy and offered to PTs and PTAs for 1.00 contact hours.

Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy Licensing

1.0 HOURS


The Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by another state or jurisdiction’s physical therapy board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-772780.

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEUs.

American Occupational Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Category: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery.


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-IAPF
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
List at least three intrinsic risk factors and implement evidence-based interventions to address these risk factors.
List at least three extrinsic fall risk factors and implement evidence-based interventions to address these risk factors.
List at least three team members who can help reduce fall risk and one duty of each role.
Name at least three screening tools that can be used for fall risk prevention.
Name at least three interventions that can be used for fall risk prevention.
Identify at least two questions to ask when setting up a fall risk program in an organization versus a community setting.
Select at least three consequences of falls for the individual and the organization.

Outline:
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Fall Prevention

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Falls

Definitions

Impact on Individuals and Families

Impact on Staff

Impact on the Organization

Review

Summary

Section 3: Contributing Factors

Factors That Contribute to Falls

Intrinsic Factors

Extrinsic Factors

Review

Summary

Section 4: Role of All Team Members in Fall Prevention

The Team

Individuals

Families

Physicians

Nurses

Therapists

Review

Summary

Section 5: Fall Prevention Tools

Screening Tools

Medical History

Tests

Interventions

Test Performance

Modifiable Factors

Activities

Balance

Strength and Endurance

Tai Chi and Ai Chi

Exercise

Review

Summary

Section 6: Implementing Fall Prevention Programs

Individual Settings

Case Study

Fall Response Template

Community Setting

Fall Prevention

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT
Ann Elsasser-Root holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has experience working as a physical therapist in multiple care settings, including skilled nursing, independent living, inpatient rehab, and outpatient orthopedic and neurology. Ann has a strong manual therapy background and has completed additional training in geriatric care, kinesiotaping, vestibular rehabilitation, and McKenzie MDT for the lumbar spine. She is most passionate about treating the older population to improve quality of life and maximize functional independence. As a curriculum designer for Relias, Ann enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge with her interest in research and staying up-to-date with changes and advances in the field of rehabilitation. Disclosure: Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; Entry level Physical Therapists; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.