DescriptionMAHEC and the WNC Fall Prevention Coalition (WNCFPC) have teamed up to offer this educational day devoted to Fall Prevention. Join your healthcare colleagues to learn from a variety of experts who are leading the way to prevent injurious falls in our region and beyond. Interested community members are also welcome, and must pre-register. Exhibitors will be on-site with related services.
This project is supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number #U1QHP28734-01-00, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government.
Healthcare Providers and Interested Community Members
Upon completion of this education activity, the participant will be able to:
- Recognize the benefits of regional and state fall prevention collaborations, including CHAMP and the US DHHS Administration for Community Living (ACL) Programs
- Discuss the ways that hearing and vision impact falls
- Appreciate the approaches that a physician may use to address fall screening and referral
- Incorporate alternative exercises for fall prevention, such as Feldenkrais and Tai Chi
- Integrate the concepts of safe aging-in-place design/programs into fall prevention efforts
- Ellen Bailey, MA, MPH
- Katie Bartholomew, RN, MSN, CCM, CNM
- Gene Brown
- Amber Chapman
- Alison H. Climo, MSW, PhD
- Adam Kaufman, MD
- Vicki S. Mercer, PT, PhD
- Tina Miller
- Cynthia Moses, PT, DPT
- Cheryl Mott, OTD, OTR/L, CLVT
- Lavinia Plonka, GCFP, RSME
- Anne Plyler, MA, PT
- Stephanie Stewart, MS, GCG
- James S. Wiprut, BC, HIS, IHS
Spring Into Fall Prevention (CGEC)
4/10 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Self-Reported CreditOccupational Therapist/ Assistant - As of July 1, 2018, the NCBOT no longer accepts applications for pre-approval of CCAs. OT practitioners need to make sure they are completing activities that comply with Section .0800 of the NCBOT Rules. 6.0 CCAs. Please select contact hours for your certificate.
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.60 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
5.500 NCBPTE Contact Hours
MAHEC, as part of the NC AHEC system, is a NCBPTE-approved provider of continuing competence for activities directly related to physical therapy. NCBPTE 5.50 contact hours.
6.000 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 6.00 Contact Hours.