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Webinar: Pathways to Preventing Falls Among Older Adults
September 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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.
- 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
Sanford 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)
Brought to you by the South Dakota Falls Prevention Coalition