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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#04834. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.175 CEUs, Introductory, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.
CE Credit Hours: 1.75 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CEU Course Description
Fall prevention is a crucial aspect of rehabilitation in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Falls can impact any population, but they are especially common in older adults due to an increase in risk factors that make them more likely to experience a fall. A fall, especially one that results in injury, can complicate an older adult’s discharge plan from an institutional setting. If a fall occurs within the home, this can lead an older adult to be admitted to a nursing facility. For these reasons, fall prevention is a hot topic in geriatric care settings. But there are many other populations that can benefit from preventive intervention in this area. Patients taking certain medications, those with a history of seizures, individuals with neurological conditions, and more are all appropriate for fall prevention interventions. Occupational therapists are well-equipped to intervene in the area of fall prevention. Therapists can analyze internal and external factors that place someone at risk for a fall, assess their physical and mental functions, and offer a range of educational, technological, and environmental interventions. Fall prevention intervention should be a large part of every therapist’s skill set, since it can be very helpful for any population.
CEU Course Objectives
Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP
Educational Level: Introductory
Course Category: OT Service Delivery
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Course Date: 2022-07-11
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