A Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding and Preventing Fall-Related Injuries In and Around the Home

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Date May 15, 2014
Time 10:00 AM EDT
Cost $49.00
Are your clients’ homes “havens” or “hazards”? Increase their peace of mind with a comprehensive approach to evaluating and removing obstacles to safety. 

Full Description:
This webinar is a comprehensive look at the interrelated factors that lead to falls and injuries at home. The course attendee will gain insight to primary causes of falls, such as poor or impaired vision, vestibular problems, adverse drug interactions and polymedication issues, declining balance and functional ambulation, and cognitive decline. The attendee will understand the many obstacles that lead to falls and injuries and be able to make sensible abatement recommendations to mitigate them, and thus, enhance home safety. The attendee will also recognize the emerging practice trends in telehealth and telemedicine and see how these disciplines are forging ahead to improve medical surveillance among our complex patient populations.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
List the leading causes of falls among homebound patients
Recognize the effects that polymedication and adverse drug reactions have on falls among the aged population
Identify sensible abatement recommendations that mitigate falls and injuries 
Describe the benefits of telehealth, telemedicine, and medical surveillance for enhancing access to health care services and monitoring patients with several comorbidities 
Recall what impairs functional mobility in and around the home

Your Presenter:
JOSE R. RAFOLS, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist with more than 28 years of experience in clinical orthopedics and 18 years of experience in upper extremity rehabilitation, hand injuries, diabetic foot and wound care, neurological injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), geriatrics, and adult rehabilitation. He is president and owner of Therapeutic Home-Bound Services Corporation (THS-Corp), which provides tailored and personalized private occupational therapy services to the South Florida area. Dr. Rafols is currently employed as the Program Director of a Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program (POTD) at South University, West Palm Beach, Florida.

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link: https://apidemoeu.webex.com/apidemoeu/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php

Who Should Attend:
Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs), Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs), Rehabilitation Aides


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