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Text: Falls in Community Dwelling Older Adults - Part I: Introduction to the Problem
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Author(s): Kathy Brewer, PT, MEd, GCS; Cathy Ciolek, PT, GCS; Mary Fran Delaune, PT, MPT; Roberta A. Newton, PT, PhD; Ann Williams, PT, PhD

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$29 Member | $49 Nonmember (price subject to change)

CEU: 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test.You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.
Publication Date: June 2007
Related Files: Read the PDF for free now! You must enroll in the course to complete the online test.

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Overview | Objectives | Presenters Bios | CEU Information | System Requirements
Overview

The first in a series on falls in older adults, this course describes how falls and their impact are being recognized by community advocacy groups, political organizations, and physical therapists across the health care spectrum. From this course, you will discover the problem of falls in community dwelling older adults and identify the prevalence of falls among the various groups of older persons. You will be able to discuss risk factors, identify the consequences and costs—social, psychological, physical, and medical— resulting from falls, and recognize the process and procedure for fall screening.


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Objectives

After reading this continuing education (CE) article, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Discuss the problem of falls in community dwelling older adults.
  • Identify the prevalence of falls among the various groups of older persons.
  • Discuss risk factors associated with falls in older adults.
  • Identify the consequences and costs—social, psychological, physical, and medical—resulting from falls.
  • Understand the process and procedure for fall screening.
  • Discuss the effect that the specifications for quality measure “screening for future falls risk” released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may have on participating physical therapists.

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Presenter(s) Bios


Kathy Brewer, PT, MEd, GCS,
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, AZ;

Cathy Ciolek, PT, GCS, Associate Director, Neurologic and Older Adult Clinic, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware.

Mary Fran Delaune, PT, MPT, Associate Director of Practice, American Physical Therapy Association.

Roberta A. Newton, PT, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Ann K Williams, PT, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Montana.

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CEU Information


On successful completion of the examination, 0.2 CEU (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) and a certification of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2014-2015
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: 0.2 Units
  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 14S1152
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 2 Category B Hours
  • Pennsylvania: Approved - 1 DA, 1 GEN
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX

Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.

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System Requirements

Text-Based Course: This course consists of a monograph, available in the online course as a downloadable PDF file, and a posttest.
Computer System Requirements

 

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