DescriptionJoin with other healthcare providers, aging services providers, and elder community members and /or their caregivers to explore the various regional approaches to falls assessment and interventions.
|8:30am||Registration (light breakfast provided) & Exhibitors|
|9:00am||Introduction to the WNCFPC & Conference Overview- Cythina Moses, PT, DPT|
|9:15am||Pharmacotherapy & Falls, plus Overview of Osteoporosis Medications - Shannon Rice, PharmD, CPP|
|10:00am||Break & Exhibitors|
|10:15am||Balance & Fall Assessments- Jane Morse, PT, DPT, GCS|
|11:00am||A Physician Approach to Balance/Falls Assessments - William McLean, MD|
|11:30am||Panel: Evidence-based Falls Prevention Programs-and How to Access, Moderated by Cythina Moses, PT, DPT, Panelists: Tracey Gates, RN, CEN, CPEN; Tina Taylor Miller; Dianne Saccone, MS, MT (ASCP), ERYT500; Stephanie Marie Stewart and Martha Zimmerman, PT, MA|
|12:15pm||Lunch (provided) & Exhibitors|
|1:00pm||Modifying Falls Risks in Homes-Richard Duncan, MRP|
This educational activity is a collaboration between MAHEC and the WNC Fall Prevention Coalition.
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 # 2U1QHP28734 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. The Center for Aging and Health, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program also provided support for this activity.
Snow Date: April 27, 2020
Healthcare Providers, Aging Services Providers & Elder Community Members
Upon conclusion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
- Review medications that increase falls risk and list common medications for osteoporosis
- List various balance & falls assessments
- Cite the different falls risk assessment and treatment resources available in the region
- Access regional evidence-based falls programs
- Implement ways to reduce falls risk in homes
- Richard Duncan, MRP
- Tracey A. Gates, RN, CEN, CPEN
- William C. McLean, MD
- Tina Miller
- Jane Morse, PT, DPT, GCS
- Cynthia Moses, PT, DPT
- Shannon D. Rice, PharmD, CPP
- Diane F. Saccone, MT(ASCP) E-RYT 500
- Stephanie Stewart, MS, GCG
- Martha Y. Zimmerman, PT, MA
March into Falls Prevention Conference
3/16 9:00 AM–3:00 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. 5.00 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 0.50 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
5.000 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 5.00 Contact Hours.
5.000 NCBPTE Contact Hours
Physical Therapy: MAHEC, as part of the NCAHEC system, is a NCBPTE-approved provider of continuing competence for activities directly related to physical therapy. NCBPTE: 5.0 contact hours.