Balance and Fall Prevention in the Adult Population

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson / 1 quiz Time: 52 weeks

Balance and Fall Prevention in the Adult Population , Course Objectives

  • Describe the “least toxic” intervention for an arthritic knee.
  • List at least 2 inpatient risk factors for falls
  • List 3 fall prevention interventions for community dwelling adults.
  • Describe 3 factors to screen for fall risk factors
  • List at least 1 difference between the characteristics of the patient diagnosed with Parkinson’s and the patient diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
  • Describe the “6th vital sign”.
  • List 3 educational topics to discuss with the patient with fall risk
  • List 3 home modifications which could be made to decrease the risk of falls.
  • Describe at least 1 method to add cognitive enrichment to a balance task.
  • Describe at least 2 methods to train proprioception as described by the course contributor.
  • ist at least 3 testing items on the Berg which can be used as training drills.
  • Describe at least 1 bed-based drill that was described during the training.

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