Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of clinical 1.0 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will summarize recent evidence informing fall and fracture prevention in long term care residents. Dr. Colón-Emeric will discuss risk stratification, implementation of multi-factorial fall risk reduction programs, new pharmacologic treatments for osteoporosis of interest in long term care, and the controversy surrounding calcium and vitamin D supplements. There is an additional fee of $55 to participate in this session and pre-registration is required. To ensure an optimal learning experience, space is limited so sign-up as soon as possible by checking the appropriate box on the registration form. Breakfast will be provided.
Use validated tools to determine a resident’s fall and fracture risk.
Describe the elements of a multi-factorial fall reduction program, and their implementation in long term care facilities.
Identify benefits and risks of the major classes of osteoporosis pharmacotherapies in long term care residents.
Discuss the role of calcium and vitamin D in fall and fracture prevention in long term care.
Speaker(s): Cathleen Colón-Emeric, MD, MHS
Disclosure(s): Amgen- Consultant, research grant; Novartis: Consultant, Research Grant; CardioBis, Inc.: Co-owner; Intellectual Property: 2 provisional patients, cardiovascular indications for Bisphosphonates