JVB Enterprises Inc.

Assessment and Treatment of Age Related Balance Impairment

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Course Outline
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Course Description

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) “More than one-third of people aged 65 and older fall each year, and those who fall once are two to three times more likely to fall again”.

This course is designed to provide evidence-based fall prevention strategies for reducing the number of falls in the elderly population. Covering information that is pertinent for therapists practicing in a variety of settings, this course will discuss balance treatments for inpatients as well as community-based falls prevention programs.

Through interesting lecture and hands-on labs, this course will provide skills that can be used in the clinical setting the very next day. Upon completion, participants will be able to discuss age-related changes that contribute to falls in older adults, perform pertinent tests for evaluating balance and assessing fall risk, and develop evidence based plans for reducing the risk for falls.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss age-related changes that contribute to falls in older adults
  • Discuss the incidence and causes of falls in the elderly
  • Identify intrinsic and extrinsic factors that can increase risk for falls
  • Perform balance tests and discuss strengths and weaknesses of each
  • Identify abnormal gait patterns and discuss their effect on balance
  • List common inpatient and outpatient environmental hazards that can effect risk for falls
  • Describe how some medications may affect balance and increase risk for falling
  • List fall-prevention interventions that are scientifically proven to reduce falls
  • Develop and document treatment plans when given pertinent medical and functional information

Who Should Attend

  • Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
  • OT's and COTA's
  • Health Care Professionals involved in Wound Care.

CEU's:

This course is approved in each state where the course is being taught. For the hours or continuing education credits in your state please contact JVB Enterprises

Course Outline
Assessment and Treatment of Age Related Balance Impairment

Day One

8:00 AM – 8:30AM

Registration and Introductions

8:30AM – 12:30PM

  • Statistics
  • Physiological Changes with Age and Illness
  • Why do they fall?
        Intrinsic Factors
        Extrinsic Factors

Break – 15 minutes

  • Evaluation/Physical Examination
        Balance and Function

12:30PM – 1:15PM Lunch

1:15PM – 5:00PM

  • Evaluation (Continued)
        Balance Tests Compare
        LAB – Balance Tests

Break – 15 minutes

  • Gait Analysis
  • LAB – Gait Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
        Home Assessment/Facility Safety Analysis

5:00PM – 6:00PM

  • Questions and Answers

Day 2

8:00AM – 12:30PM

  • Review/Question & Answer
  • Physical Restraints
  • Medications and Falls

Break – 15 minutes

  • Rehabilitation Strategies
  • Research Review – Evidence Based Fall Prevention

12:30PM – 1:15PM Lunch

1:15PM – 5:00PM

  • Developing Treatment Plans
  • Documenting Progress

Break – 15 minutes

  • LABS/Case Studies

Course Fees

Course Early Bird Late Registration* Group Rate

Assessment and Treatment of Age Related Balance Impairment

$299.00 $325.00 $275.00

Group Discount: Two or more received together - (Must be received together)

*Received less than 7 days prior to course date

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