Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older People Living in the Community

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Educate older patients and their caregivers as to the underlying risk factors for falls.
2. Advise patients and caregivers on adjustments that can be made to patient’s living spaces and environment to enhance safety and avoid the risk of falls or injury.
3. Assess older patients for polypharmacy that may increase the risk of falls.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
01/10/2017
Course expires: 
01/09/2020
Parent activity set: 

Michael P. Jeremiah, MD, FAAFP, Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Carilion Clinic, Virginia

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/10/2017
Course expires: 
01/09/2020
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