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Webinar: Pathways to Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

September 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

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Falls among older adults are the leading cause of preventable injury. Strategies are known to reduce the prevalence of falls among older adults. These strategies include referral pathways and evidence-based tools (programs and assessments). This webinar will describe existing efforts to reduce falls in the Dakotas. It will close with an exploratory discussion about opportunities to develop a referral pathway to increase the utilization of evidence-based tools and progress-monitoring tools.

Learning Objectives
  • Increase knowledge about falls among older adults
  • Identify factors that contribute to fall risk
  • Increase knowledge about evidence‐based tools
  • Describe existing efforts in the Dakotas

Elizabeth (Beth) S. Bauer, MS, RN, AGCNS-BC
Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist,
Department of Veteran’s Affairs for 36+ years (retired)

Leacey E. Brown, M.S.
Gerontology Field Specialist
South Dakota State University Extension

Carly Farner-Cordell, MSN, RNBC, TCRN
Trauma RN Program Specialist
Sanford USD Medical Center

Nicki Louckes, PT
Director of Therapy
St Lukes Medical Center

Continuing Education

Sanford LogoSanford Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

Sanford Health is an approved provider by the North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners. Social work
contact hours awarded (Approved Provider #56)

South Dakota Fall Prevention Coalition #PreventFallsSD

Brought to you by the South Dakota Falls Prevention Coalition


September 23, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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