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Assess, Measure, and Address Fall Risk Using Assessment Tools

presented by Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD

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Financial: Krista Covell-Pierson receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Video Runtime: 46 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

Using quality assessments is a standard practice for OTPs, but choosing the right assessment can prove challenging. OTPs are limited with time and resources in multiple treatment settings, but assessments still must find their way into fall prevention treatments in OT. This course will help therapists feel more confident in assessment selection, develop tangible ways to manage assessments, and use the results to impact the treatment plan.

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Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD

Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD, owns an innovative private practice, Covell Care and Rehabilitation, which aims to help adult and older adult clients become safer, more independent, and engaged in the home and community through a unique and one-of-a-kind model. Krista developed this model from the ground up, and it allows clients to access OT, PT,…

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1. Building Your Toolbox: Choosing Assessments for Your Practice

Choosing assessments can feel daunting and overwhelming for OTPs. Treatment settings often pose challenges with time and resources. This chapter will help therapists find assessments they can use in their settings with efficiency and confidence.

2. Make Assessment Results Part of the Treatment Plan

This chapter will aid practitioners in taking the next steps toward using assessment results to impact and influence a treatment plan. This skill set is important in order to use the valuable information from an assessment to help a patient reach goals.

3. Goal Writing in Fall Prevention

Using assessments to drive documentation can support third-party reimbursement and show referral sources the array of skills an OT possesses to address falls. This chapter’s focus will enhance an OTP’s skill set in goal writing.

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