Mobility Risks and Falls: The Gravity of Mobility Risks and Falls

The GEDC Skills Fair - Falls & Mobility Module 1

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Course Summary

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.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe key components of a falls history for an older patient.
  2. Express the significance that fall-related injury incurs on an older adult’s morbidity, mortality risk, quality of life, independence, and finances.
  3. 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.

Credit Statements

  • AMA

    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.

  • ANCC

    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.

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