Online Program

Fall prevention: A view from a clinical practitioner

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 1:10 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Lisa Killinger, DC, Department of Diagnosis & Radiology, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA
Fall prevention works best when clinicians of all types take the time to assess each patient's specific risk factors, and tailor a prevention program to the particular needs of that patient. First, Home Safety Checklists will be introduced to assess fall risks. Secondly, the range of health issues that relate to falls will be briefly explored. Lastly, evidence-based multi-factorial fall prevention strategies will be shared. Four major components of fall prevention will be emphasized: strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. Fall prevention is best accomplished through good communication and collaboration between members of the geriatric care team. This session will help make Fall Prevention simple for a wide range of clinicians in a variety of clinical settings.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Occupational health and safety
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss fall prevention from a view from a Clinical Practitioner. Discuss collaborative public health approaches for fall prevention.

Keyword(s): Elderly, Injury Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as the Principle Investigator on a series of HRSA-funded grants related to Geriatric Education . I am a site coordinator for the Iowa Geriatric Education Center since its inception over 10 years ago. I have taught this topic for 15 years at Palmer College of Chiropractic and have made numerous presentations on this topic for clinicians and at scientific conferences.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.