Geriatric Falls Prevention

September 9, 2021

If an individual has been identified as having a risk for falling, it is not always easy to pinpoint next steps. However, if someone does have this risk, it is important to identify prevention measures that can enable a person to continue to be as independent as possible.

The objectives for this webinar include:

  1. Understand the incidence of falls and their impact on downstream healthcare costs
  2. Understand role of physical therapy in fall prevention and describe a multi-disciplinary fall prevention program
  3. Identify how to screen a patient who would benefit from fall prevention program

This program will occur through Microsoft Teams on Thursday, September 9th from noon – 1 p.m. EST.

For questions or more information, contact UPMC Senior Services at 866-430-8742 or UPMCSeniorServices@UPMC.edu.

Target Audience

Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Social Worker

Community Members

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the incidence of falls and their impact on downstream healthcare costs

2. Understand role of physical therapy in fall prevention and describe a multi-disciplinary fall prevention program

3. Identify how to screen a patient who would benefit from fall prevention program

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/09/2021
Course expires: 
11/09/2021
Event starts: 
09/09/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
09/09/2021 - 1:00pm

If individual has been identified as having a risk for falling, it is not always easy to pinpoint next steps. However, if someone does have this risk, it is important to identify prevention measures that can enable a person to continue to be as independent as possible.

The objectives for this webinar include:

  1. Understand the incidence of falls and their impact on downstream healthcare costs
  2. Understand role of physical therapy in fall prevention and describe a multi-disciplinary fall prevention program
  3. Identify how to screen a patient who would benefit from fall prevention program

 

Teams meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

This program will occur as a Microsoft Teams meeting. Individuals can join through the Teams app, a web browser (suggested browsers are Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome; no software download is required), or through their phone.

Lisa Franz, PT

Centers for Rehab Services

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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