Falls in Community Dwelling Older Adults - Part II: Examination and Evaluation

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Course Type: Text

Author(s): Cathy Ciolek, PT, GCS; Mary Fran Delaune, PT, MPT

Price: $29 Member | $49 Nonmember (subject to change)

CEU: 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours)

Description: Prevent falls and maintaining older adults as valuable members of their communities is rapidly becoming a national priority, a health care concern that also encompasses the social and economic impact on the individual, family/caregivers, and the health care industry. This course covers the problem of falls in community-dwelling older adults and identifies some of the “normal” aging factors that may be modifiable with physical therapy intervention and increased physical activity. You’ll be able to describe how medication use may predispose older adults to orthostatic hypotension, a contributing factor to falls, identify tests that that can measure sensory interaction.

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