Mobility, Side Effects, and Falls, Oh My!
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: Area L AHEC, 1631 S. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC 27803
Target Audience: Nurses, pharmacists, mental health providers, nurse educators, healthcare educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, and all other healthcare workers interested in, or presently working with, elderly patients.
Description: The purpose of the program is to educate and create awareness of present day challenges related to geriatric care, including fall risk reduction, enhancing functional mobility, and medication management.
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.”