The CDC reports that one in four older adults falls each year, and half of all falls happen to those living with a neurological disorder. Such falls are the leading reason for emergency room admissions, and the related injuries can pose serious consequences for these individuals and their families.
While the risk of falls may not be eliminated completely, effective interventions can reduce one’s risk and lessen the severity of fall-related injuries. Better understanding the cause of falls will allow you to implement a variety of preventative interventions without sacrificing a patient’s participation or freedom of movement. This informative workshop is designed to do just that.
Dr. Heather McKay’s experience in clinical practice, research and caregiver education is put to work in support of this goal. By the end of this educational program, participants will be able to:
~Describe the prevalence of falls among people with neurological disorders
~Recognize common situations in which older adults may be more likely to fall
~Explain multiple precipitating factors and root causes of these falls
~Select appropriate treatment approaches to reduce falls and fall-related injuries
Join us Wednesday, September 22 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST (please note time zone).
RN, LPN, SW and CCCM will receive 1 continuing education credit.
Feel free to invite a professional colleague!
If you have any questions, please contact the proctor of the event Stephanie Wierzbicka at email@example.com