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Occupational Therapy: A Vital Piece of Effective Fall Prevention

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.

Nonfinancial: Krista Covell-Pierson has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 52 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

Occupational therapy professionals play a vital role in fall prevention for patients, but they are often overlooked. This mistake can lead to more falls for patients, and OTPs need to learn how to advocate for their role in fall prevention and deliver information to families and patients in an effective way. This course will help OTPs gain the foundation for this important skill set, and it will be carried forward in the remaining three sessions.

Meet Your Instructor

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. Why Should an Occupational Therapy Professional Address Falls?

In this chapter, occupational therapy professionals will gather valuable information to take a bird’s-eye view of the extreme fall statistics and learn how they relate to OT.

2. Engaging Patients and Families in Fall Prevention

This chapter will cover how to teach patients and their families about fall risk, the importance of having it addressed, and why an OT can help.

3. Enhancing the Occupational Therapy Professional’s Skill Set to Address Falls

In this chapter, OTPs will start developing their skill sets through observing and identifying appropriate assessments to use for patients.

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