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Course: Healthcare Professionals, Nursing - Accredited Courses, Nursing - Accredited Courses, Patient Management, Philips Lifeline, Philips Lifeline Employees, Philips Lifeline LPM / LCOM, Social Workers, Specialized Lifeline Education and Development

Module: Reducing Falls in the Home: Medication Interventions and the Role of the Aging Network

Module Description:
Audience: Select Healthcare Professionals
Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced
Prerequisites: None
Numerous factors are associated with an increased risk of falling and fall-related injuries, but none is as potentially preventable or reversible as medication use. Older persons use approximately 30 percent of all prescription and over-the-counter medications sold in the U.S. On average community-dwelling seniors use 4.9 prescription medications and those with three or more chronic conditions use 6.3 prescription medications at one time. In addition to the actual number of medications taken, certain therapeutic categories of medications commonly prescribed to older adults that cause side effects, adverse effects, and toxic effects increase the likelihood of falling.


This presentation discusses medications and medication classes that have been shown to increase the risk of falling and explores strategies that professionals in the aging network can use to reduce the risk of falls associated with medication use among older adults living at home.


Learning Objectives
* To describe medication-related problems (MRPs) and explain why older adults are at high risk
* To identify medication classes and specific medications that increase the risk of falls among older adults
* To list common side effects and adverse effects of medications that increase the risk of falls among older adults and monitor for these side effects/adverse effects in an effort to reduce falls risk
* To describe why proper adherence to certain medications can decrease falls risk
* To apply medication-related strategies from evidence-based fall prevention guidelines into practice
* To review specific interventions related to medication use that can decrease falls risk for older adults living at home


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Philips Healthcare Learning Center (PHLC) is approved as a provider (provider number 6171) for continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Target Audience: OTs. Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation. Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA


Philips Healthcare Learning Center (ACE Approval Number 1176) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PHLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 08/19/2015 – 08/19/2018. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this non-interactive course will receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education clock hours.


This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1.0 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: I00024098 Approval Number: 160004556.


The Philips Healthcare Learning Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15050, for 1.25 Contact Hours.


This program has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider No. 50-11991) for 1.0 Contact Hour. CE Broker Course Tracking No. 20-310395


This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (Provider No. WV2011-0570RN) for 1.25 Contact Hours.


This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886492219-6576) for 1 Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Author: Ms. Kathleen A. Cameron
About the author:

Kathleen Cameron, BS Pharm, MPH, has worked on numerous projects related to falls prevention and specifically on the role of medications in increasing the risk for falls. From 2001 through 2004, Ms. Cameron was the Executive Director of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Research and Education Foundation. As Executive Director, Ms. Cameron was responsible for all aspects Foundation’s research and education programs and initiatives, which are intended to improve health and well-being of older adults through appropriate, effective, and safe use of medications.

 

Prior to joining the ASCP Foundation staff, Ms. Cameron was Director of Health Promotion at the National Council on the Aging and also served as Deputy Director for a national grants program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve home and community-based services for older persons and individuals with disabilities. Kathleen Cameron worked as a community pharmacist before entering graduate school. Ms. Cameron received her Master’s of Public Health from Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health; her thesis topic was medication use and risk for falling.

 

Kathleen Cameron discloses she is currently a consultant for Philips Lifeline Falls Advisory Board (2007-2009)

 

 

 

 


Sponsor and/or Accreditation: Association of Social Work Boards
Credits: 1.00
Price: $0.00
Sponsor and/or Accreditation: California Board of Registered Nursing (Nursing Contact Hours)
Credits: 1.25
Price: $0.00
Sponsor and/or Accreditation: Commission for Case Manager Certification
Credits: 1.00
Price: $0.00
Sponsor and/or Accreditation: Florida Board of Nursing (Nursing Contact Hours)
Credits: 1.00
Price: $0.00
Sponsor and/or Accreditation: National Association of Social Workers
Credits: 1.00
Price: $0.00
Sponsor and/or Accreditation: West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
Credits: 1.25
Price: $0.00
 

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