Physical Therapy: Geriatric Rehab Module 2: Neurovascular Disorders, Polypharmacy, Mobility and Fall Prevention
24.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course
Currently, the total number of people aged 60 years and older in the world is 900 million strong, and by 2050, it is expected to exceed 2 billion. With improvements in public health and medical care, people are expected to live longer lives, but it does not mean that the geriatric population will automatically maintain functional independence and high quality of life. It is essential that health professionals work together to achieve this goal. Although geriatric rehabilitation is an important topic, there has not been a single, easy-to-read clinical handbook to guide practitioners in the care of their elderly patients. This Geriatric Rehabilitation Handbook provides the fundamental knowledge that is required to design and implement a practical rehabilitation program for elderly individuals over a wide functional range. Exemplary chapters discuss the most common issues in the elderly population, such as nutritional and swallowing problems, hearing impairment, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, polypharmacy, deconditioning, as well as cognitive impairment and psychiatric disorders.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify 5 risk factors for falls in older adults within acute care hospitals.
  • List 5 gait and balance evaluation tools.
  • Identify 3 major structures of the inner ear.
  • Recognize 4 assessment tools of dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
  • Define ataxia.
  • Recognize symptoms of vascular claudication.
  • Identify risk factors for polypharmacy in older adults.
Author Team
David X. Cifu, MD
Henry L. Lew, MD, PHD
Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2022: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
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Geriatric Rehab Module 2: Neurovascular Disorders, Polypharmacy, Mobility and Fall Prevention

24.00
About the Course
Currently, the total number of people aged 60 years and older in the world is 900 million strong, and by 2050, it is expected to exceed 2 billion. With improvements in public health and medical care, people are expected to live longer lives, but it does not mean that the geriatric population will automatically maintain functional independence and high quality of life. It is essential that health professionals work together to achieve this goal. Although geriatric rehabilitation is an important topic, there has not been a single, easy-to-read clinical handbook to guide practitioners in the care of their elderly patients. This Geriatric Rehabilitation Handbook provides the fundamental knowledge that is required to design and implement a practical rehabilitation program for elderly individuals over a wide functional range. Exemplary chapters discuss the most common issues in the elderly population, such as nutritional and swallowing problems, hearing impairment, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, polypharmacy, deconditioning, as well as cognitive impairment and psychiatric disorders.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify 5 risk factors for falls in older adults within acute care hospitals.
  • List 5 gait and balance evaluation tools.
  • Identify 3 major structures of the inner ear.
  • Recognize 4 assessment tools of dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
  • Define ataxia.
  • Recognize symptoms of vascular claudication.
  • Identify risk factors for polypharmacy in older adults.
Author Team
David X. Cifu, MD
Henry L. Lew, MD, PHD
Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2022: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.