Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
This product uses a case based format to teach learners how to evaluate, treat and manage falls in older community dwelling adults.
By the conclusion of this talk, learner will be able to:
- List 5 potentially modifiable risk factors for falls in older community dwelling adults.
- Conduct a physical exam specific to falls, including a gait assessment.
- Discuss 5 evidenced-based interventions that can reduce future falls.
This session should be taught in a small group setting (up to 12 participatns). The lecturer should feel comfortable demonstrating formal gait assessment using assistive devices (e.g. walker, cane).