Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2016 | Selected Topics | Addressing Falls in Your Clinical Practice
How to earn contact hour credit
This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.
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This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this lecture, you will be better able to:
- Adopt a standard approach for screening your patients for falls.
- Describe key elements of a falls history and physical exam.
- Identify at least three modifiable risk factors for falls that you can assess with each of your patients.
Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Medicine/Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
- 1.50 Contact hours