Occupational Therapy Fall Prevention: Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Community-Dwelling Older Adults
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SKU: OL5164

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2020

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AUTHORS

 

Module I: Occupational Therapy Fall Prevention Assessment Strategies for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

 

Elizabeth W. Peterson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Clinical Professor and the Director of Professional Education

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

 

Elena Wong Espiritu, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Belmont University, Nashville, TN

 

 

Module II: Occupational Therapy Fall Prevention Intervention Strategies for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

 

Elena Wong Espiritu, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Belmont University, Nashville, TN

 

Elizabeth W. Peterson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Clinical Professor and the Director of Professional Education

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

 

Earn: .5 AOTA CEUs; 6.25 NBCOT PDUs/ 5 Contact Hours

 

DESCRIPTION

This continuing education course is comprised of 2 modules that support evidence-based fall prevention practice among occupational therapy practitioners (OT and OTA). Module I focuses on fall risk assessment strategies and Module II describes fall prevention interventions. The target audience for this course include all occupational therapy practitioners who work with community-dwelling older adults in outpatient setting (including primary care), home settings, and those who have an interest in learning more about fall prevention strategies within community settings.

 

This course is focused on the distinct value that occupational therapy brings to community-based fall prevention efforts.  It features content on the CDC's Stopping Accidents, Deaths & Injuries (STEADI) Toolkit and the role of self-management in fall prevention.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Following this entire course, the practitioner will be able to:

 

Module I

1.    Describe the problem of falls among community-dwelling older adults with respect to prevalence, morbidity, mortality and financial cost.

2.    Identify common fall risk factors among community-dwelling older adults and explain how multifactorial risk factors can interact to increase fall risk.

3.    Explain how assessment of diverse fall risk factors contributes to effective multifactorial intervention.

4.    Explain the risk factor abatement strategy

5.    Recognize the important role occupational therapy practitioners play in identifying disparities between perceived versus physiological fall risk among older adults.

6.    Recognize that older adults who have experienced recent care transitions (e.g., discharge from hospital to home) are at increased risk for falls.

7.    Explain how creating and using an occupational profile highlights the distinct value of occupational therapy in fall prevention.

8.    Describe the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries (STEADI) Toolkit.

9.    Describe procedures associated with conducting an analysis of occupational performance informed by the STEADI Toolkit.

10. Provide examples of evaluation priorities and activities associated with the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) Model; the Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model (OTIPM); & the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO).

11. Apply knowledge of PEO-informed evaluation strategies to two case studies.

Module II

12. Differentiate among three broad categories of fall prevention interventions (i.e., single, multiple, and multifactorial) for community-dwelling older adults.

13. Identify existing evidence-based programs to reduce falls or fear of falling among community-dwelling older adults.

14. Recognize that the Framework supports occupational therapy practitioners’ involvement in a diverse array of interventions designed to reduce falls and fear of falling among community-dwelling older adults.

15. Identify central concepts associated with the Model of Human Occupation, the Person–Environment–Occupation Model, and Powerful Practice that can be applied to build falls self-efficacy and reduce falls among community-dwelling older adults.

16. Apply core self-management principles to fall prevention.

17. Apply knowledge of fall prevention intervention strategies to two case studies.

Module 1 & II

18. Recognize that many Web-based resources are available to support occupational therapy practitioners’ knowledge of and involvement in national, state, and local fall prevention initiatives.

     

COURSE FEATURES:

•Fully audio narrated self-paced course.

•Knowledge check activities throughout.

•Case studies demonstrating how fall prevention assessment and intervention strategies are applied to   community-dwelling older adults.

•Video clips showing how core self-management principles can be applied to fall prevention.

•Examples of self-management-based templates for practitioners to use with clients to identify fall risk factors and develop personalized goals.

•Resource list featuring evidence-based articles and websites to inform fall prevention assessment and intervention strategies.