Course Overview

Managing Editor

Elisha Medina-Gallagher

Course Section Editors

Shan Liu, MD
Jane Mahoney, MD

Program Guidelines

Pre-Activity Assessment
To assess changes in participant knowledge and competence, the Geriatrics Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC) Educational Curriculum: Falls and Safe module contains both a pre-activity assessment and a Continuing Medical Education (CME) exam (post-test). The pre-activity assessment is designed to test participant knowledge before reviewing the educational content and listening to the corresponding audio companions. These data will be used to help the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and GEDC to measure the effectiveness of this CME activity.
Before starting the GEDC Educational Curriculum: Falls and Safe Mobility module please complete the pre-test assessment by clicking the button at the bottom of this page or using the left sidebar menu to navigate to the pre-test. The pre-test is designed to facilitate your study of this material. Pre-test questions will be repeated within the CME post-test questions.
Learning Objectives

  • Develop and implement a national educational curriculum for best practices in GED care that includes didactic content
  • Example the effect of falls on the individual and the healthcare system
  • Understand how the aging process increases fall risk
  • Learn diagnostic assessment of patients who fall
  • To understand fall prevention, intervention and treatment strategies in the ED

Continuing Education Credits Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Geriatrics Society and the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). The American Geriatrics Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Credit Hours
The AGS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The credit is available from June 12, 2020, through June 12, 2021. All US licensing jurisdictions requiring CME recognize the AMA PRA credit system.
Method of Participation
Based on pilot tests, this activity should take approximately 1 hours to complete. To receive CME credit, participants must complete the pre-activity assessment, review all education modules along with their audio companions, and complete the CME exam (post-test) with at least 70% of the questions answered correctly.
Submission and Notification of CME Examination Performance
The CME exam (post-test) is available at the end of the course. Only after you have completed the course content should you attempt the post-test.
For those who successfully complete the program with at least 70% of the questions answered correctly, a CME certificate will be available for downloading and printing in your Profile on This CME certificate will be available for printing a maximum of three times, with each duplicate certificate watermarked as duplicate. For those who do not successfully complete the program, the CME exam may be taken and submitted again.
Email questions about the CME program and CME certificates to
Course Evaluation
The AGS and GEDC would appreciate participants’ comments about the GEDC Educational Curriculum through the Course Evaluation. Comments and suggestions will be taken into consideration by those planning the next edition.


As an accredited provider of Continuing Medical Education, The American Geriatrics Society continuously strives to ensure that the educational activities planned and conducted by our faculty meet generally accepted ethical standards as codified by the ACCME, the Food and Drug Administration, and the American Medical Association’s Guide for Gifts to Physicians. To this end, we have implemented a process wherein everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity has disclosed to us all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests within the past 12 months as related to the content of their presentations and under which we work to resolve any real or apparent conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest in this particular CME activity have been resolved by having the presentation content independently peer-reviewed before publication by the Section Editors, Editorial Board and the Chief Editors.
The following contributors (and/or their spouses/partners) have reported real or apparent conflicts of interest that have been resolved through a peer review content validation process:
Editorial Board:
Michael Malone, MD
Dr. Malone receives consulting fees which, are paid to his employer, from West Health Foundation and Institute for Healthcare improvement. Dr. Malone receives grant funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, West Health Institute and, Bader Philanthropies. Dr. Malone’s spouse has inherited shares from – Abbott Labs and Abbvie.
Section Editor:
Jane Mahoney, MD
Dr. Mahoney is an Author/Royalty holder in Stepping On Leader Manual (Freiburg publishing).
The following contributors have returned disclosure forms indicating that they (and/or their spouses/partners) have no affiliation with, or financial interest in, any commercial interest that may have direct interest in the subject matter of their chapters/questions:
Editorial Board:

  • Teresita Hogan, MD
  • Pamela Martin, FNP-BC, APRN GS-C
  • Philip Magidson, MD, MPH
  • Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN, GS-C
  • Anthony Rosen, MD, MPH

Section Editors & Authors:

  • Shan Liu, MD


  • Kanwal Awan, MD
  • Jin Han, MD, MSc
  • Jennifer Koehl, PharmD, BCPS
  • Martine Sanon, MD
  • Christina Shenvi, MD, PhD
  • Michael Wilson, MD, PhD, FAAEM, FACEP