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Assessment Tools to Predict, Treatment Techniques to Prevent Falls in the Elderly
Falls are a leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in the elderly. As health-care practitioners, it is our professional responsibility to try to identify those elderly who are at risk for a fall and do what we can to intervene to prevent future falls from occurring. This seminar begins with a background of how falls and immobility impact the elderly and then several fall risk screens are reviewed. There will be an opportunity to practice some of these screens. Then, we will begin discussion of treatment techniques which may be used with the elderly to help them decrease their risk for a fall including Tai Chi, geri-dance, relaxation techniques, breathing, and energy conservation techniques, and other exercises. The participants will be able to participate with a tai chi video class led by a tai chi master. The class will conclude with small group case study.
Participant will be aware of the impact falls have on the elderly.
Participants will be aware of screens/tests that may better assist them in identifying those who are at an increased risk for falls.
Participants will be aware of prevention techniques they can utilize to decrease falls in the elderly.
Participants will return to work equipped with knowledge to better assist them with their fall prevention program at work and how to reach the community dwelling elderly.
7:30 - 8:00
Coffee and registration/sign-in
8:00 - 11:30
Background on impact falls have on the elderly. Screens to help identify fall risks.
11:30 - 12:30
Lunch on your own
12:30 - 4:30
Prevention techniques including geri-dance, relaxation techniques, exercise techniques, breathing techniques, energy conservation, and a tai chi video class led by a tai chi master.
PT/PTA: It is the licensee’s responsibility, using her/his professional judgment, to determine if the continuing education activities they complete are applicable, appropriate, and meet the requirements of the PT Board. Meets cont. ed requirements approval for OT/OTA for 8.4 hr. From OT Board site:"COURSE PROVIDERS: Please be advised you do not have to have pre-approval for courses offered. We will honor any coursework relevant to the practice of occupational therapy and any coursework approved by another health profession board or organization"
This seminar is prior approved by ASBPT 7 hr for PT/PTA. The Arkansas State Board of Medical Examiners no longer prior approves seminars for OT/OTA, but says it is up to the individual therapist to determine if it is appropriate continuing education for OT/OTA.(7 hr)
Approved provider for OT/OTA, approved for 8.4 hr; Approved for 8.0 hours PT/PTA 1-1-19 through 12/31/2019 (approval # CE10-205846)
GA Board of PT does not approve CE. It is the licensee's responsibility to review requirements in Board rule 490-.02 and policy #7 to ensure it meets criteria. GA Board of OT does not approve CE. It is the licensee's responsibility to review Board rule 671-3-.08 to ensure it meets criteria.
Approved by Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy for 7.0 hrs for PT/PTA; Pending re-approval for OT/OTA through LA State Board of Medical Examiners for OT/OTA
This course has been submitted for renewal for 7.0 cont. ed. hours by Lagniappe Seminars in co-sponsorship with Missouri Physical Therapy Association.
Approved by MS State Board of health for OT/OTA 7.0 hours; Prior approved by MS State Board of Physical Therapy for 7.0 hours for PT/PTA
Approved by NCBOT for 7.0 hr. for OT/OTA; According to Rule .0108 NC PT Board, "If a course or continuing educational activity has been approved by another state PT licensure board, State chapter of or Sec. of APTA, the course is considered approved in NC" for PT/PTA
Pending re-approval by Medical Licensure & Supervision of OK, PT Advisory Committee for 7.0 hours. . Approved by Medical Licensure and Supervision of OK, Occupational Therapy Advisory Committee for 7.0 hours for OT/OTA in OK. Approval # OT/OTA in OK is 201800106.
TN Board of Physical Therapy does not prior approval Cont. Ed. Seminars; Approved by TPTA for TN PT/PTA for .7 ceu/7 contact hours 6/5/17-6/4/18 (2017-203) Re-approved by TPTA for .7CEU/7contact hrs from 6/5/2018-6/4/2019 (#2018-240). . This meets requirments for OT/OTA 7.0 hrs. As seen in Rules governing the practice of Occupational Therapy in TN Chapter 1150-02.12 #10 Cont. Competence.
. This activity has been approved by Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 7 CCUs for PTs and PTAs. Approval # 64834TX. Approval dates: 8/23/18-8/23/20.
Approved provider by Indiana Occupational Therapy Committee for OT/OTA in IN. 7 hr. Certification Number: 98000496A Date of issuance: 11/03/2009 Expiration: 11/30/2019
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"The Tai Chi segment; Anne was knowledgeable about subject; Presenter's personal anecdotes of her patients.":
--Rick, PT, Springfield, MO
"So pertinent to the population I work in and will increase my patient load and help be a better screen. Highly recommend, anyone in Eldercare MUST ATTEND!!!":
--Deborah, LPTA, Temple Terrace, FL
"Anne was energetic, knowledgeable, resourceful and very relevant from a current research standpoint. One of the best seminars I have attended.":
--I.E., OTR/L, Wichita, KS
"Details to look for safety of patients. I'll use the Geri-Dance tomorrow!":
--Don, PT, Branson, MO
"Excellent, to the point. All inclusive of situations with patients.":
--James, OTR/L, Ocala, FL
"Very practical information, especially "Geri-Dance"; small intimate group; interesting speaker; love the patient examples. Very Comprehensive to address the "whole patient" and to work as a team.":
--Susan, P.T., New Johnsonville, TN
"Very informative, excellent presentation and activities blended in to keep it fun. Tai chi was wonderful; Exercise ideas were wonderful.":
--Rebecca, PT, Murray, KY
"Informative and fun!! Extremely easy to absorb information. Enthusiastic presentation--motivated me to improve myself for my patients!!":
--L. D., PTA, Panama City, FL
"The valuable information that Miss Anne knew about information that would cause/prevent patients to be a high fall risk and the information to prevent/modify activities to decrease falls. The best course that I have ever been to since I've been a therapist.":
Bethany R., PTA, Hammond, LA
" I enjoyed how the instructor involved the class and made the class fun and entertaining.":
TCL, OT, Bogue Chitto, MS
"Learning about the different types of testing and equipment available. The course was Great":
K.J., OTR/L, Mobile, AL
"The valuable information that Miss Anne knew about information that would cause /prevent patients to be a high fall risk and the information to prevent/modify activities to cecrease falls. The best course, that I have ever been to since I've been a therapist":
B. R., PTA, Hammond, LA
Assessment / Techniques
Falls In The Elderly
Identifying Fall Risks
Outside The Box
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