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Module: Engaging Older Adults in Evidence Based Fall Prevention

Course Category Listing: Healthcare Professionals, Nursing - Accredited Courses, Nursing - Accredited Courses, Nursing - Accredited Courses, Nursing - Accredited Courses, Philips Lifeline, Philips Lifeline Employees, Philips Lifeline LPM / LCOM, Philips Visicu, Social Workers, Specialized Lifeline Education and Development
Module Description:
Audience: Select Healthcare Professionals
Skill Level: Suitable for Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced practitioners
Prerequisites: None

Numerous studies document falling as a common and preventable source of morbidity, mortality and health care expenditures. The most successful fall-prevention interventions are multi-factorial requiring the expertise and collaboration of several disciplines. Effective intervention also requires particular expertise in engaging older adults to modify their habits. These factors combine to make fall-prevention services particularly difficult to provide within the constraints of clinical care. This audio-visual/webcast presentation will summarize the conceptual model successfully used in randomized clinical trials to facilitate the efforts of clinicians and older adults to efficiently and effectively reduce the risks of falling.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the multi-factorial etiology of falls
  2. Discuss the common consequences of falls
  3. Identify clinical strategies, useful in any setting, to increase the likelihood that clinicians and older adults will integrate fall prevention behaviors into daily practice

The material presented in this course is appropriate for all health care providers who deal with the elderly in a clinical (or non clinical) setting, including licensed social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, radiologic technologists, sonographers and activity directors.

This course is accessible on the Philips Lifeline Learning Center website at


Philips Healthcare Learning Center (PHLC) is approved as a provider (provider number 6171) for continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Target Audience: Occupational Therapists. Content Level: Intermediate. Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation. Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Philips Healthcare Learning Center (ACE Approval Number 1176) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PHLC maintains responsibility for the program. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this non-interactive course will receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

PHLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CEP 15050, for 1 Contact Hour.

This program has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (Provider No. 50-11991) for 1.0 Contact Hours. CE Broker Course Tracking No. 20-273329.

This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (Provider No. WV2011-0570RN) for 1.0 Contact Hours. Expires 12/31/18.

This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (#886492219) for Social Work continuing education contact hours.

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