August 10, 2016: Webinar 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Presenter: Kathleen Weissberg from Select Rehabilitation
Registration Deadline is August 8, 2016.
Fall risk assessments are a crucial tool in identifying which residents could be at risk for falling and, therefore, a candidate for a fall prevention program. Fall risk assessments not only identify residents at risk, but also aid in recognizing the type of intervention that should be utilized. They also assist in increasing staff knowledge in fall risk prevention and intervention strategies. This webinar reviews the definition of a fall and intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors related to falls. Evidence-based assessments demonstrated to be predictive of risk are reviewed as they relate to nursing and therapy practice with elderly clients. This webinar reviews evidence-based intervention strategies applicable to a balance and fall management program including environmental modification, patient and caregiver education, and balance retraining activities. Falls management program rationale and implementation is also discussed as well as interdisciplinary techniques and strategies to reduce fall risk in the elderly.