2021 Fall Prevention Conference: Virtually Adapting to the “New Normal”

Jun 16, 2021 Allied Health

2021 Fall Prevention Conference: Virtually Adapting to the “New Normal”

Description

According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. Join with other healthcare providers and aging services providers to learn the latest ways to address this “other epidemic”. This educational activity is a collaboration of UNC Health Science at MAHEC Continuing Professional Development and the WNC Falls Prevention Coalition.

Note: Due to the uncertainties of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of all concerned: While we hope to hold this in-person & on-site at MAHEC Education in Asheville (along with a virtual option), we may have to pivot to virtual only at the time of the conference.

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.

CGEC


In Collaboration With:

WNC Fall Prevention


Target Audience

Healthcare Providers, Aging Services Providers, and Interested Community Members

Objectives

Upon conclusion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the challenges and opportunities of telehealth for fall prevention
  • List pharmaceuticals that may affect balance and falls
  • Discuss how mobility relates to an aging friendly hospital’s service lines
  • Cite the importance of a bone health clinic in falls prevention
  • Utilize state and regional fall prevention programs & resources
  • Describe the social determinants of health and their impact on fall risk

Faculty

  • Ingrid E. Bou-Saada, MA, MPH
  • Megan E. Edwards Collins, PhD , OTR L
  • Jeffery Jones, BA, NASM-CPT, MBE
  • Sara J. Migliarese, PT, PhD
  • Sheila M. O'Connor, OTR, CAPS, ECHM
  • Kelley B. Singer, MD FACP
  • Jessica A. Warren, PT, DPT
  • Tasha R. Woodall, PharmD, BCGP, CPP
  • Martha Y. Zimmerman, PT, MA Ed

Sessions

Choose Method of Participation

2021 Fall Prevention Conference - In-person at MAHEC
6/16 8:30 AM–12:30 PM
2021 Fall Prevention Conference - Live Webinar
6/16 8:30 AM–12:30 PM

Credits

2021 Fall Prevention Conference - In-person at MAHEC
  • .000

    Self-Reported Credit
    Occupational 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. 3.75 CCA points. Please select contact hours for your certificate.

  • .400 CEU

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.4 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • 3.500 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 3.50 contact hours.

  • 3.750 Contact Hours

    MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 3.75 Contact Hours.

  • 2021 Fall Prevention Conference - Live Webinar
  • .000

    Self-Reported Credit
    Occupational 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. 3.75 CCA points. Please select contact hours for your certificate.

  • .400 CEU

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.4 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • 3.500 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 3.50 contact hours.

  • 3.750 Contact Hours

    MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 3.75 Contact Hours.

  • Fees

    $50.00 Early Registration Fee - Healthcare Providers
    Applies 3/31/21–6/9/21
    $25.00 Early Registration Fee - Aging Services Provider or Community Member
    Applies 3/31/21–6/9/21
    $25.00 Early Registration Fee - Student (May be asked to present proof of enrollment)
    Applies 3/31/21–6/9/21
    $65.00 Registration Fee - Healthcare Providers
    Applies 6/10/21–6/16/21
    $40.00 Registration Fee - Aging Services Provider or Community Member
    Applies 6/10/21–6/16/21
    $40.00 Registration Fee - Student (May be asked to present proof of enrollment)
    Applies 6/10/21–6/16/21
    Register Brochure / Registration Form