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Balance Impairment and Fall Risk: Tests and Measures (6 contact hours) (#205)

Course Level:  Advanced

Item Number:  205

Hours:  6

Price:  $69.00

Email Price:  $64.00

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REQUIRED TESTS FOR G CODES~~~~ Mail format of course material is in a 8 1/2" x 11" booklet.

 

Description

Age-related balance impairments, falls, and their consequences significantly impact the older population. As a result, all older adults should undergo periodic screening to determine fall risk. Those with risk factors for falls should receive a comprehensive evaluation to more specifically assess those areas of risk and determine which are amendable to remediation. Balance tests and measures are a key component of fall risk evaluation and numerous tools exist. Balance tests may assess static and/or dynamic balance and vary regarding equipment needs, time requirements, and target population. Three simple measures of static balance include the Romberg Test (RT), the Sharpened Romberg Test (SRT), and the Unilateral Stance Test (ULST). The Functional Reach Test (FRT) offers a quick measure of dynamic balance and limits during forward reach. The Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Timed Up and Go Test (TUG), and the Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment (POMA) are performance-based measures in which patient ability to execute select functional tasks is assessed. These tools each offer valid and reliable means of quantifying balance and fall risk in the older population. How these tools may be used to calculate the percent of disability for use with G-codes is included.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***COURSE OBJECTIVES***1.1 Identify at least four consequences of falls in the older population. 1.2 Describe the roles of proprioceptive, vestibular, and visual data, and muscular response in maintaining posture. 1.3 Distinguish a fall risk screen from a fall risk evaluation. 1.4 Explain a positive Romberg Test and what that may mean. 1.5 Describe the testing protocol for administering the Sharpened Romberg Test. 1.6 Use reference data to give context to a Unilateral Stance Test score. 1.7 Define the purpose of the Functional Reach Test. 1.8 Determine fall risk prediction across a variety of cut-off scores for the Berg Balance Scale. 1.9 Name the four functional tasks included in the Timed Up and Go Test. 1.10 List the two broad testing areas included in the Problem Oriented Mobility Assessment. 1.11 Cite indications and special considerations for use of the balance tools discussed in this home study.

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Course Reviews

Good information of the balance test currently used.
Hendrika S., Nov. 25, 2018

This was my first course through your company and it was excellent. Exceeded my expectations for the course content and presentation as well as customer service. Thank-you!!
Judith H., Apr. 17, 2018

This course is a very detailed look at falls in the elderly population. Fall risk assessment and evaluation are clearly defined with many test options and the appropriate uses in different environments.
Winnie M., Jan. 25, 2018

This was THE most comprehensive and thought provoking balance course I have ever taken!Learned so much. Many thanks to the authors who also included their own anecdotal information regarding practical usage-very helpful
Laurie P., Nov. 23, 2017

This is a fantastic bare bones balance test breakdown with added humor and a great case study woven throughout to stretch critical thinking.
Mary S., Sep. 28, 2017

very informative for me
Oluwayemisi O., Sep. 25, 2017

I find I will use the information in my daily practice. it was very informative.
Sheila G., May. 7, 2017

This course provided a great synopsis of a variety of balance and fall risk tools.
Marie T., Feb. 26, 2017

Great course
Jennifer R., Dec. 27, 2016

This course has great information on different tests that can be used to determine risk of falls.
Luz N., Dec. 3, 2016

This was very thorough and helpful for the geriatric population.
Katharine A., Nov. 24, 2016

I enjoyed this course. Was familiar with most of the material but I liked the interpretation.
Luke S., Oct. 31, 2016

I enjoyed this course.
hanna n., Oct. 29, 2016

This course will be helpful to me in my clinic setting,SNF. It will allow me to indetify fall risks with my patints and to help decrease their risk.
Deborah O., Mar. 3, 2016

loved the authors personality that shines through in this course
Joan C., Nov. 28, 2015

The course was informative and will be very useful in the SNF/subacute setting I work in. As a staff we were looking for guidelines for consistency in balance testing and this course met that goal. I found some of the test questions "tricky" and more a matter of semantics and that is my only criticism.
Joyce C, Apr. 26, 2015

Excellent review of balance/gait tools for screening and evaluation. Helpful in developing plan of care and goals to reduce fall risk and correlate with G codes
Karla E., Mar. 26, 2015

I thought this was a great course--very comprehensive and practical information.
Susan B, Mar. 4, 2015

Excellent course!
Allison B., Oct. 29, 2014

 

 

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