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Balance, Postural Control, and Falls in Older Adults

Balance, Postural Control, and Falls in Older Adults

Balance, Postural Control, and Falls in Older Adults

Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
on behalf of ATrain Education

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$39.00 $ 39.00 $ 39.00

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Launch date: 23 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 04 Apr 2017

Reference: 175506

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Description

Discussion of the scope, morbidity, and mortality related to falls and fall risk in older adults. Strategies for assessing and preventing falls in older adults, with discussion of age-related risk factors including polypharmacy. Description of common screening and assessment tools used to identify fall risk in older adults and suggested interventions are designed to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.

Objectives

Objectives
Provide definitions for balance, postural control, and falls.

Describe the incidence and cost of falls in the United States and their medical consequences.

Relate how nurses, rehabilitation therapists, physicians, and older adults themselves differ in their approach to fall risk and fall prevention.

Summarize the factors that increase fall risk in older adults.

Describe tools used for screening and assessing fall risk in older adults.

Describe the components of a comprehensive balance assessment.

Outline interdisciplinary interventions used to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls in older adults.
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

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Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
on behalf of ATrain Education

Lauren Robertson earned a BA in Biology from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California at San Francisco. Lauren is the founder and co-owner of ATrain Education (atrainceu.com) and she has written or co-written more than two hundred courses on a wide range of topics for her continuing education website. She is certified as a trainer on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 5.20 Hours

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