presented by Jane A. Painter-Patton
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. Guidelines for Screening and Evaluation
In the first chapter of this course, Dr. Painter-Patton demonstrates how to incorporate the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 3rd edition with the Clinical Practice Guidelines and the STEADI.
2. Fall Risks
In Chapter 2, participants will review specific screening tools and evaluations that occupational therapists can utilize with community-dwelling older adults in order to assess risk of falling and fear of falling.
3. Functional Assessments
Dr. Painter-Patton demonstrates the use of the STEADI when assessing an older community-dwelling person. Participants will review specific screenings and assessments that occupational therapists can use to identify fall risk and fear of falling among community-dwelling older adults.