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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

What’s All the Fuss Over Falls?

Lecture Name

What’s All the Fuss Over Falls?     $59.90

This lecture is part of the following course:
Fall Prevention


Each year, millions of older adults fall, and many sustain life-changing injuries. Physical therapists are perfectly poised to take lead on the public health team in fall prevention. Use and dissemination of simple, evidence-based, user-friendly tools empower PTs and all healthcare practitioners, public health staff, and caregivers to proactively identify those older adults at heightened risk for falling BEFORE the first fall.

This program will teach physical therapists how and when to use the CDC's STEADI fall risk toolkit, as well as how to skillfully interpret the results for each individual tested. This is the first step in a comprehensive fall prevention program, utilizing evidence-based tools to augment your PT practice and prevent that first fall!

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 2.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Knowledgeably discuss the epidemiology and prevalence of falls among community-dwelling older adults in the U.S.
  2. Understand that fall risk is multifactorial and that some risks are modifiable.
  3. Objectively screen for fall risk in community-dwelling older adults.
  4. Interpret the results of the fall risk screening measures presented.
  5. Develop an effective action plan for abatement of an individual's fall risk.
  6. Institute an evidence-based fall risk screening program in a medical and/or community setting.
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