Falls are the leading cause of injury and death among older adults. In this module, you will learn about the morbidity and mortality associated with falls, how normal changes in aging predispose a person to fall, and common clinical challenges in assessing an older adult who has fallen.
Upon conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the key components of a falls history for an older patient.
- Express the significance that fall-related injury incurs on an older adult’s morbidity, mortality risk, quality of life, independence, and finances.
- List risk factors for older adult falls, and reasons why older adults are predisposed to falling.
Attendance at this Mayo Clinic-accredited course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, and the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.