CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy
Mar. 9 - 10, 2024
The goal of this two-day, faculty-led, on-site weekend intensive course is to provide physical and occupational therapists with the skills required to manage balance and falls within the older adult population across a variety of settings and populations using a case-based learning method. This course will include an over of the aging balance system, proper evaluation of balance/falls conditions, appropriate dosing of therapy interventions, discharge planning, and provide a framework for evidence-informed management for these conditions to optimize outcomes for management of the older adult patient. Learners will be able to synthesize recent research into their current practice habits and elevate their clinical management of the balance and falls population.
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Weigh the implications of physiological and pathological aging on the balance system in older adults in across practice settings.
Construct an evaluation for an older adult patient with balance impairments to address the patient’s fall risk and personal goals in multiple practice settings and across various populations
Integrate best, evidence-informed practices to examination, evaluation, and intervention for different pathologies and conditions resulting in impaired balance control to promote enhanced therapy outcomes in multiple practice settings and across various populations
Evaluate the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and communication when managing patients at risk of falls to promote best rehabilitation outcomes
Apply current concepts in discharge planning, aging in place, and barriers to fall prevention adherence to promote optimal outcomes in older adult patients with balance and falls conditions
Evidence In Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. By taking an EIM continuing education course designed for OTs/OTAs you may qualify for AOTA CEUs. *The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Great course. It will help objectify your approach to patients with high fall risk.
It is easily applicable to clinical practice right away on Monday! This changed how I look at balance and falls.
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