Fall Prevention: Interventions for Balance Problems and Risks
Objectives: Discuss the impact of falls on patients, clinicians, caregivers, and facilities. Summarize the components involved in maintaining balance. Understand the primary roles of the interdisciplinary team members in managing patients at risk of impaired balance and falls. Identify common risk factors for balance impairments and increased falls. Describe how to assess a patient for increased risk of falls. Discuss appropriate falls prevention and risk mitigation strategies for individuals at increased risk of falling in both clinical and community settings.
Description: Preventing falls in clinical and community-based settings. Covers components of balance, risk factors for balance impairments, impact of falls on patients and caregivers, and fall prevention and risk mitigation strategies.