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 Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 3.5 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 management 3.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: In this session, attendees will participate in an interactive, interprofessional workshop designed to improve communication and collaboration between health care providers to reduce falls and injurious falls through more effective exercise interventions. Learning will occur through active demonstration, case discussion and review of pertinent related literature.
Describe and distinguish available screening and evaluation tools that accurately assess fall risk and physical function in the post-acute/long term care setting.
Demonstrate a variety of individual and group exercise interventions that address aging physiology and disease pathology that lead to sarcopenia, frailty and falls.
Successfully implement individualized and group exercise programs in their facilities through the identification and conquering of common communication, regulatory and financial barriers.
Evaluate the effectiveness of their interventions through quality improvement tools and protocols.
Speaker(s): Jill Fitzgerald, PT, DPT; Kelly Hawthorne, PT, DPT; Cynthia M. Kempf, OT; Milta O. Little, DO, CMD
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