The goal of this program is to improve physical therapists’ ability to identify and minimize risk factors for falls in the elderly and understand the applicability of The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal of reducing the risk of patient harm resulting from falls. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Identify the major physical, psychological, and environmental risk factors for falls in the elderly.
- Conduct a physical therapy fall risk assessment and post-fall evaluation.
- List measures that can prevent falls in home, hospital, and long-term care settings.
Gannett Healthcare Group is an approved sponsor by The New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from October 21, 2009 to October 20, 2015.
This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, Gannett Education is recognized by The Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
Gannett Education was approved as a provider of continuing education by The North Carolina Physical Therapy Association (provider no. 09-0215-001PR) from March 8, 2009 through March 8, 2010.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 08S0264, expiration date 2/1/09; approval no. 09S0673 for 2/2/09 to 2/2/10; 12S0227 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13; 13S0962 for 1/2/2013 to 1/2/2014).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE80011970, expiration date 12/31/08; approval no. CP90013869, expiration date 12/31/09; approval no. CP100013877, expiration date 12/31/10; CP110018167 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CP120018293 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; CP130019605 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13).
The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 43194A, expiration date 2/1/09; approval no. 09S0673 for 2/2/09 to 2/2/10).
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4137 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, 4991 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (PTCE003836 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 1110-2008; expiration date 01/31/10).
Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 12/19/11 to 12/19/15.
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 01/30/12 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 359-2263, expiration date 3/1/09; approval no. 437.2848 for 5/1/2009 through 5/1/2010; 437-4125 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13; 437-4637 for 01/01/13 to 01/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50% of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.