A Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding and Preven
Digital Seminar

A Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding and Preventing Fall-Related Injuries In and Around the Home


Faculty :
Jose R. Rafols
Duration:
1 Hour 51 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 30, 2015
Product Code:
ONL020530
Brochure Code:
ONLPFALL-1
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
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Never expires.


Description

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.

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Jose R. Rafols Related seminars and products: 3

OTD, MHSA, OTR/L,

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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Overall:     4.4

Total Reviews: 30

Comments

Amelia M - Canby, Minnesota

"This was a great course! Would recommend for any practitioner. "

Leslye W - Ocoee, Florida

"I work with geriatric patient. This subject was quite informative."

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