Target Audience: Healthcare providers and interested community members
Description: MAHEC and the WNC Fall Prevention Coalition (WNCFPC) have teamed up to offer this educational day devoted to Fall Prevention. Join your healthcare colleagues to learn from a variety of experts who are leading the way to prevent injurious falls in our region and beyond. Interested community members are also welcome, and must preregister. Exhibitors will be on-site with related services.
Otago Everyday for Falls: Tools to Support Daily Exercise for Fall Prevention — This online training offered through the Carolina Geriatric Education Center is designed to train anyone who is interested in learning more about the Otago Exercise Program. The course costs $10 and provides 1 contact hour of continuing education credit.
*The Otago Exercise Program: Falls Prevention Training — This online training offered through the Carolina Geriatric Education Center is designed for healthcare professionals in geriatric practice. The course costs $35 and provides 3 contact hours of continuing education credit.
STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries) — This Centers for Disease Control (CDC) site has free, interactive online training in falls prevention for pharmacists and for other healthcare providers.
Training in home modifications — This is a series of 5 online courses offered through the University of Southern California. The courses are designed “for professionals who work directly or indirectly in the field of supportive home environments.”