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Seminar Detail

2-Day: The Ultimate Guide to Fall Prevention: Fall-proof Your Patients with Today’s Best Practices

Where:
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
When:
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Friday, May 15, 2020

This event is no longer available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Whether your patients’ goals are to return to work, play with their grandkids, or travel the world, your hard work helps them progress toward their functional goals.

But one fall can severely set back progress and turn your patient’s life upside down, resulting in rapidly declining health, extended hospital stays, financial loss, fear, and isolation. Falls can often be predicted and prevented if you know what to look for, but all too often, clinicians are so focused on the injury or disability at hand that fall risks are overlooked – until it’s too late.

Attend this intensive training course and learn how to help patients avoid falls while retaining the strength, balance, and mobility it takes to stay functionally independent.

Built on today’s best practices, this hands-on program will show you how to better predict and prevent falls with a comprehensive risk assessment that combines the best evaluations currently available. Expand your rehab toolbox for fall prevention and post-fall rehab with interventions you can use immediately. Design robust, innovative plans of care for high risk patients with specific impairments, from diabetes to Parkinson’s. And finally, learn how to develop an effective fall prevention program using tools and strategies that have helped countless patients leave their fear of falling behind.

Sign up today and confidently guide your patients to a fall-proof future!
Objectives:

  • Discuss the latest advances in fall prevention and their implications for rehab.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying and differentiating root causes of fall risk.
  • Evaluate the most effective interventions available for reducing risk and restoring balance, mobility, and function.
  • Integrate multiple approaches for better outcomes, including balance and gait training, vestibular rehabilitation, gaze stabilization, multitasking interventions, and environmental modification.
  • Describe the most effective landing strategies to minimize impact.
  • Develop an effective home exercise program.
  • Design robust, innovative plans of care for high risk patients with various diagnoses.
  • Discuss parameters for safely intensifying rehab.
  • Determine effective strategies for helping noncompliant, difficult, or depressed patients become more engaged in their recovery.
  • Review coding and billing updates for fall prevention and post-fall rehab.
  • Outline key components of a successful fall prevention program.
  • Describe strategies for effectively marketing a fall prevention program.
OUTLINE

HOT TOPICS AND INNOVATIONS IN FALL PREVENTION
  • What fall prevention will look like in 1, 5, and 10 years
HANDS-ON LAB: PREDICT AND PREVENT FALLS WITH A COMPREHENSIVE RISK ASSESSMENT
  • Practice today’s best evaluations for:
    • Balance
    • Visual-spatial function
    • Sensory-motor integration
    • Proprioception
    • Vestibular function
    • Gait and mobility
    • Age-related degeneration
    • Home safety
    • Pharmacological side effects
HANDS-ON LAB: EXPAND YOUR REHAB TOOLBOX FOR FALL PREVENTION AND POST-FALL REHAB
  • Practice effective techniques you can use immediately to:
    • Restore balance, mobility, and function
    • Minimize fall impact and injury
    • Treat dizziness and vertigo
    • Improve multitasking, coordination, and gait
    • Resolve vision problems that contribute to falls
    • Boost cognition, memory, and focus
    • Reduce environmental fall risks
HAND-ON LAB: INTEGRATE MULTIPLE APPROACHES FOR BETTER OUTCOMES
  • Practice combining:
    • Balance and gait training
    • Vestibular rehabilitation
    • Gaze stabilization
    • Multitasking interventions
    • Musculoskeletal soft tissue techniques
    • Graded motor imagery
    • Home exercise programming
    • Nutrition
    • Environmental modification
    • Safety reminders
    • Orthotics and gait devices
    • Clinical applications of neuroplasticity
HANDS-ON LAB: DESIGN ROBUST, INNOVATIVE PLANS OF CARE FOR YOUR PATIENTS
  • Practice developing treatment strategies for high risk patients with specific impairments, including:
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Stroke
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Diabetes
    • Pain
    • Age-related changes
KEYS TO SUCCESSFULLY TREATING NONCOMPLIANT PATIENTS AND ENLISTING FAMILY SUPPORT

ARE YOU LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE?
  • Coding and billing updates for fall prevention and post-fall rehab
  • Justify rehab with the right progress measures and documentation
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips
CASE STUDIES: PUT KNOWLEDGE TO PRACTICE
  • Case study 1: Evaluate a client’s home for extrinsic risk factors
  • Case study 2: Apply advanced balance training and multi-tasking techniques
  • Case study 3: Integrate visual testing and gaze stabilization
  • Case study 4: Navigate pharmacological side effects and comorbidities
  • Case study 5: Overcome barriers to effective strategy implementation
DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR YOUR FACILITY

Targeted Audience
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Nursing Home Administrators

MICHEL JANET (SHELLY) DENES, PT, CFPS, C/NDT

Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, is an expert in fall prevention and neuro-rehab with more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromuscular disorders, TBI, and SCI. She has a special interest in advanced technology and has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics. Shelly travels nationally to present dynamic, hands-on professional training seminars and shares her expertise through expert witness work. Shelly earned her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for Adult Hemiplegia (NDT) from the Rehab Institute of Chicago and earned certification as a Fall Prevention Specialist with the International Association of Aging Specialists and sits on their advisory board.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has an employment relationship with the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Michel Janet (Shelly) Denes has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Nursing Home Administrators
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 12.5 clock hours and 12.5 participant hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Indiana Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been approved by the Indiana Chapter of the APTA for 6.25 hours.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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