presented by Jane A. Painter-Patton
Financial: Jane A. Painter-Patton receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course. Non-Financial: Jane A. Painter-Patton has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Jane A. Painter-Patton, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Jane Painter-Patton has 37 years of experience working with older adults and is a professor at East Carolina University’s Occupational Therapy Department. She serves on the NC Falls Prevention Coalition and is a Board member of the NC Injury and Violence Prevention Council. Her interests, presentations, and publications focus on geriatric community-based therapy, including…Read full bio
1. Prevalence and Ramifications of Falls and Fear of Falling
In the first chapter of this course, Dr. Jane Painter-Patton reviews the prevalence and definitions of falls and fear of falling. She discusses the ramifications of falling and fear of falling among community-dwelling older adults.
2. Guidelines for Recommendations
Dr. Painter-Patton defines the standardized format for providing recommendations to health care professionals in regards fall risk factors and interventions.
3. History of Fall Risks
Participants will learn to utilize the Clinical Practice Guideline’s algorithm, and identify and demonstrate the correct screening and evaluation protocol for older adults identified as "no risk", "moderate risk", and "high risk" for falling.
4. STEADI Resources
Participants will review how occupational therapy practitioners and other healthcare professionals may incorporate Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, & Injuries (STEADI) in evaluating and providing evidence-based interventions to community-dwelling older adults.