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Fall Prevention Specialist Certification Course
Online Course
$559.97 USD
$299.99
Product Details
Format:
Online Course
Authors:
MICHEL JANET (SHELLY) DENES, PT, CFPS, C/NDT
TRENTON BROWN, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, BCG
HILLARY PRICE, DPT, ATP
Publisher:
PESI Rehab
Copyright:
7/8/2020
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
CRS001373-EVG
Objectives
[+] [-] 063725 - Fall Prevention Specialist Certificate Course:
  1. Discuss the latest advances in fall prevention and their implications for rehab.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying and differentiating root causes of fall risk.
  3. Evaluate the most effective interventions available for reducing risk and restoring balance, mobility, and function.
  4. Integrate multiple approaches for better outcomes, including balance and gait training, vestibular rehabilitation, gaze stabilization, multitasking interventions, and environmental modification.
  5. Describe the most effective landing strategies to minimize impact.
  6. Develop an effective home exercise program.
  7. Design robust, innovative plans of care for high risk patients with various diagnoses.
  8. Discuss parameters for safely intensifying rehab.
  9. Determine effective strategies for helping noncompliant, difficult, or depressed patients become more engaged in their recovery.
  10. Review coding and billing updates for fall prevention and post-fall rehab.
  11. Outline key components of a successful fall prevention program.
  12. Describe strategies for effectively marketing a fall prevention program.

[+] [-] 063960 - Gait Strategies: How the Determinants of Gait Impact Function, Mobility & Safety
  1. List the 6 Determinants of gait and how they impact the phases of gait and reduce energy expenditure during gait.
  2. Review current evidence justifying the utilization of the 6 determinants of gait in the clinical setting.
  3. Demonstrate activities, exercises, and treatment strategies to improve each of the 6 determinants of gait.

[+] [-] 063980 - Empower Clients with Mobility Impairments: Using Technology to Improve Quality of Life
  1. Describe the role of the health care provider in procuring assistive technology
  2. Identify the pros and cons of both power and manual wheelchairs
  3. Identify at least 3 different applications of Bluetooth technology in improving independence in power wheelchair users

Outline
[+] [-] 063725 - Fall Prevention Specialist Certificate Course:
HOT TOPICS AND INNOVATIONS IN FALL PREVENTION
  • What fall prevention will look like in 1, 5, and 10 years
HANDS-ON LAB: PREDICT AND PREVENT FALLS WITH A COMPREHENSIVE RISK ASSESSMENT
  • Practice today’s best evaluations for:
    • Balance
    • Visual-spatial function
    • Sensory-motor integration
    • Proprioception
    • Vestibular function
    • Gait and mobility
    • Age-related degeneration
    • Home safety
    • Pharmacological side effects
HANDS-ON LAB: EXPAND YOUR REHAB TOOLBOX FOR FALL PREVENTION AND POST-FALL REHAB
  • Practice effective techniques you can use immediately to:
    • Restore balance, mobility, and function
    • Minimize fall impact and injury
    • Treat dizziness and vertigo
    • Improve multitasking, coordination, and gait
    • Resolve vision problems that contribute to falls
    • Boost cognition, memory, and focus
    • Reduce environmental fall risks
HAND-ON LAB: INTEGRATE MULTIPLE APPROACHES FOR BETTER OUTCOMES
  • Practice combining:
    • Balance and gait training
    • Vestibular rehabilitation
    • Gaze stabilization
    • Multitasking interventions
    • Musculoskeletal soft tissue techniques
    • Graded motor imagery
    • Home exercise programming
    • Nutrition
    • Environmental modification
    • Safety reminders
    • Orthotics and gait devices
    • Clinical applications of neuroplasticity
HANDS-ON LAB: DESIGN ROBUST, INNOVATIVE PLANS OF CARE FOR YOUR PATIENTS
  • Practice developing treatment strategies for high risk patients with specific impairments, including:
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Stroke
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Diabetes
    • Pain
    • Age-related changes
KEYS TO SUCCESSFULLY TREATING NONCOMPLIANT PATIENTS AND ENLISTING FAMILY SUPPORT

ARE YOU LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE?
  • Coding and billing updates for fall prevention and post-fall rehab
  • Justify rehab with the right progress measures and documentation
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips
CASE STUDIES: PUT KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE
  • Case study 1: Evaluate a client’s home for extrinsic risk factors
  • Case study 2: Apply advanced balance training and multi-tasking techniques
  • Case study 3: Integrate visual testing and gaze stabilization
  • Case study 4: Navigate pharmacological side effects and comorbidities
  • Case study 5: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR YOUR FACILITY

BECOME YOUR REGION’S GO-TO FALL PREVENTION SPECIALIST
  • The insider’s guide to specialization and professional networking
  • Build referrals faster: effectively market your fall prevention program

[+] [-] 063960 - Gait Strategies: How the Determinants of Gait Impact Function, Mobility & Safety
History of gait study and development
Energy Expenditure vs. conservation
Determinants-Phase-Curtate Cycloid
Metabolic cost of transport
What the “phases of gait” neglect
Why people don’t fall during “gait”
Research justifying each determinant of gait
Sit-Stand
  • Ab Ball Press
  • Pelvic Teeter Totter
Lateral Pelvic Tilt
  • Trochanter Tension
Knee Flexion at Midstance
  • Half-Stand WB
Knee/Ankle/Foot Interactions
  • Soleus stretch
  • Gastroclock
Pelvic Rotation/Hip Flexion
  • Seated Rotation
  • Iliopsoa stretch
Reciprocal Arm Swing
Reciprocal Patterns

[+] [-] 063980 - Empower Clients with Mobility Impairments: Using Technology to Improve Quality of Life
  • Introduction to assistive technology
  • Provide definitions and examples of assistive technology pertaining to wheelchair users (both simple add-on devices such as luggage carriers or cup holders, to complex such as a power-assist device or alternative power wheelchair controls)
  • Provide guidelines for equipment ordering process, including guidelines for insurance coverage based on the device and the patient’s diagnosis
  • Discuss alternative funding sources or community organizations that can help with access to assistive technology options
  • Define wheelchair classifications, manual and power
  • Discuss modifications necessary within a person’s home and transportation to accommodate manual versus power wheelchairs
  • Provide overview of power assist options for manual wheelchair users – a hybrid between power and manual
  • Provide outline of new power wheelchair features that utilize Bluetooth technology
  • Present and discuss case study for practical application of specific devices for a power wheelchair user
  • Questions & answers

Author

MICHEL JANET (SHELLY) DENES, PT, CFPS, C/NDT

Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, is an expert in fall prevention and neuro-rehab with more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromuscular disorders, TBI, and SCI. She has a special interest in advanced technology and has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics. Shelly travels nationally to present dynamic, hands-on professional training seminars and shares her expertise through expert witness work. Shelly earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for Adult Hemiplegia (NDT) from the Rehab Institute of Chicago and earned certification as a Fall Prevention Specialist with the International Association of Aging Specialists and sits on their advisory board.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has an employment relationship with the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

TRENTON BROWN, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, BCG

Trent Brown, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, BCG, is a practicing therapist in Utah and is one of 36 credential holders of a board certification in gerontology (BCG) from the AOTA. Mr. Brown also holds a certification as an assistive technology professional (ATP) from RESNA. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Utah. He is employed by the Department of Health to develop, implement, and operate healthcare quality improvement programs and has authored multiple laws to legislate improved patient care. Mr. Brown has over 14 years of clinical experience in skilled nursing, transitional care, acute, and home health. Recently, he served as the VP for the UOTA where he co-authored SB 131 advancing OT practice in the state of Utah and has received multiple awards for his clinical, academic, and legislative work. Mr. Brown is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah and has been instructing since 2007. He has provided courses for thousands of clinicians throughout the country in conferences, private settings, and specialty conferences. Mr. Brown is a master clinician and lecturer on a myriad of topics including joint arthroplasty, core strengthening, documentation, aging, functional mobility, ethics, and fall reduction. He has also been a keynote speaker at multiple events throughout the country.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Trent Brown is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Trent Brown is a credential holder of a board certification in gerontology (BCG) from the AOTA.

HILLARY PRICE, DPT, ATP

Hillary Price, DPT, ATP is a Physical Therapist at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Hillary’s practice focuses on neurological rehabilitation and specializes in wheelchair seating. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010 and became a RESNA Certified Assistive Technologies Professional in 2016. Hillary grew up in Lake Tahoe, CA spending much of her time running, hiking, skiing, and generally just soaking up the splendor of the outdoors. Now living in Seattle, WA she enjoys many of the same things, in addition to traveling, cooking, and spending time with her growing family.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 063725 - Fall Prevention Specialist Certificate Course:
[+] [-] 063960 - Gait Strategies: How the Determinants of Gait Impact Function, Mobility & Safety
[+] [-] 063980 - Empower Clients with Mobility Impairments: Using Technology to Improve Quality of Life
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