Falls and Fractures

1.0 CEU

Falls and fractures are one of the leading causes of injury and death in seniors. This course teaches techniques to help prevent falls and treat fractures in clients under your care.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Falls and Fractures
  • How serious is the problem?
  • Outcomes linked to falls
  • The most common causes of accidental death
  • Falls risk assessment
  • Common causes of falls in the elderly
  • Common presentations for elderly falls on the same level
  • Common presentations for elderly falls one level to another
  • Risk factors
  • Modify risk factors
  • Home safety checklist
  • Falls intervention Assisted Living
  • Therapeutic options for preventing and treating osteoporosis
  • Improve your balance
  • Diagnosis

 Course Objectives:

  • How serious a problem falling is in the senior population
  • Common causes of falls in the elderly
  • The risk factors associated with falling, and how to modify these risks
  • Intervention strategies to help prevent falls and fractures in your facility

Course Approvals:

  • NAB: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.0 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval# 20191022-1-A48128-DL – expires 10-22-2019.
  • CE Broker Approved for Florida Long Term Care Administrators, Nurses, and Certified Nurse Aides as well as District of Columbia Certified Nurse Aides and Home Health Aides
  • Michigan Department of Human Services: Approved for Adult Foster Care Administrators pursuant to Rules 400.14203 and 400.15203
  • Oregon Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators: 2009-047: General 2 Ethics:0
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approval #: LTS -A1138 (Resident Care)

About the Instructor

benjamin-pearceBenjamin Pearce is the author of numerous books including Senior Living Communities: operations management and marketing for assisted living, congregate and continuing care retirement communities, the go-to handbook for effective senior residential facilities. His publications can be found in all the top senior housing trade journals. Benjamin oversees Bloom Senior Living operations as Chief Operating Officer and is an expert in the senior living industry and dementia related care. He has three decades of experience working with over 200 communities in 33 states. He is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and New York University.