Multiple Factors are Involved in Understanding and Preventing Fall–Related Injuries
This webinar is a comprehensive look at the interrelated factors that lead to falls and injuries at home. The course attendee will gain insight to primary causes of falls, such as poor or impaired vision, vestibular problems, adverse drug interactions and polymedication issues, declining balance and functional ambulation, and cognitive decline. The attendee will understand the many obstacles that lead to falls and injuries and be able to make sensible abatement recommendations to mitigate them, and thus, enhance home safety. The attendee will also recognize the emerging practice trends in telehealth and telemedicine and see how these disciplines are forging ahead to improve medical surveillance among our complex patient populations.
is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .2 AOTA CEU(s). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT.
is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 2 contact hour(s) for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
This educational offering qualifies for 2 continuing education hour(s) as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
This program has been approved by the Arkansas State Board Of Physical Therapy for 2.0 contact hour(s) for Physical Therapists.
The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes California Education Connection as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers of Continuing Competency Courses in California for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. This course is approved for 2 CE(s)/Contact Hour(s) ().
is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #:216.000309. This course qualifies for 2.0 CE Credit Hour(s).
This meets the IN-PT approval under 844 IAC 6-8-5 Approved Organizations #9, please contact IN Board or Association if you have questions.
This program has been approved by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 2 hour(s) (Approval #) for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
For Kentcuky licensees, according to 201 KAR 22:045, this class may be applied toward Category 2 continued competency requirements. Please review the regulation to determine eligibility.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEU(s).
This program has been submitted to the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 2 continuing education hour(s) for category 1.
This program has been approved for 2 continuing education credit(s) by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants (Approval #).
This program has been approved by the New Mexico Physical Therapy Board for 2 contact hour(s).
is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This seminar is awarded 2.0 contact hour(s).
NCBPTE approval by virtue of approval by The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy licensure board or state APTA chapter Approval good through 8/31/2018.
This program has been submitted for 2.0 CEU(s) to the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
This program has been approved by the Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision State of Oklahoma for 2 hour(s) for Physical Therapists.
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for a total of 2 contact hour of which 0 hours have been approved for Direct Access. PA Board Approval #.
This program has been approved by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for .2 CEU(s) (2 Contact Hour(s)) TPTA Approval number for Class I Continuing Education Competency Requirement for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
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JOSE R. RAFOLS, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist with more than 28 years of experience in clinical orthopedics and 18 years of experience in upper extremity rehabilitation, hand–injuries, diabetic foot and wound care, neurological injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), geriatrics, and adult rehabilitation. He is president and owner of Therapeutic Home–Bound Services Corporation (THS–Corp), which provides tailored and personalized private occupational therapy services for South Florida.
Dr. Rafols retired from the U.S. Army Specialty Corps in February 2012 after serving more than 27 years of combined active and reserve duty in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Army. Dr. Rafols has held the positions of Executive Officer 7217th MSU, Company Commander 324th VSH, and Chief and Assistant Chief of the Occupational Therapy Department at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA. In 2011, Dr. Rafols returned from a 12–month combat deployment with the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd & 4th Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) to Paktika Providence in Eastern Afghanistan. There he worked to set up and provide clinical rehabilitation for soldiers with post–blast injuries, ranging from mild–traumatic brain injury (TBI) to polytrauma.
Dr. Rafols is a seasoned instructor, having presented master's level instruction in the occupational therapy program at Florida International University in Miami, Barry University, and the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, as well as numerous international, national, and regional conferences. In addition, he is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Florida Occupational Therapy Association, Association of Caribbean Occupational Therapists, Reserve Officers Association, and American Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS); and writes for publications such as NEWS–Line for Occupational Therapists and COTAs and OT Practice. Dr. Rafols assumed a new position in July 2012 at South University, West Palm Beach, Florida, as the program director of a blinded Occupational Therapy Doctorate. His interests include growing tropical fruit in a small farm located in southwest Miami–Dade County and partnering with NGOs to empower underserved countries with clinical education and hands–on intervention.
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