Multifactorial Risk Assessments and Evidence-based Intervention to Address Falls in Primary Care

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • PT: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Nov 23, 2016
  • Expires: Nov 23, 2018
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Faculty

Nicoleta  Bugnariu Nicoleta Bugnariu, PT PhD
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Research, School of Health Professions, UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Sarah E.  Ross Sarah E. Ross, DO, MS
Assistant Professor
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Needs Statement

20% of all falls cause broken bones, head injuries or other serious injuries and over 700,000 people a year are hospitalized for fall related injuries. (1) This activity will discuss how to identify those at risk for falling and how to implement evidence-based fall risk reduction interventions.

Reference
(1) http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/adultfalls.html

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Target Audience

This activity was planned to address the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and social workers.

Objectives

  • Discuss the importance of falls and fall prevention;
  • List modifiable risk factors for falls;
  • Name 3 assessments for gait and balance and how they are performed;
  • Identify appropriate and evidenced based interventions to decrease fall risk.

Accreditation

CNE

UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.

TSBSWE

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.00 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 2A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge

PT

UNT Health Science Center is accredited by Texas Physical Therapy Association, Provider 1810035TX. This activity is approved for 1.00 CCU for PTs and PTAs.

For successful completion, a participant must attend the program, complete the evaluation, and request credit online at conclusion of the activity.

The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

Faculty Disclosure

Neither Dr. Ross nor Dr. Bugnariu has anything to disclose. The UNT Health Science Center Professional and Continuing Education staff and Grand Rounds Planning Committee have nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgement

In collaboration with UNTHSC WE HAIL.