Fall Prevention Update: New Interventions and Technologies to Address Fall Prevention at Home and in the Hospital

Description: Despite decades of research, falls remain a critical public health issue affecting nearly 1 in every 3 older adults annually. This webinar will present a research update on fall prevention strategies and new technologies including remote monitoring, virtual reality/augmented reality apps, and balance measurement platforms. Of particular focus will be on implementation of these strategies in the outpatient clinic, in the hospital, and at the patient's home. 

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Evaluate new technologies for fall prevention that can be implemented in therapy sessions or in the home setting
  • Describe research guidelines for effective balance and fall prevention interventions
  • Examine fall prevention strategies for improving patient safety in hospital and clinic settings

Instructor:  Margaret Danilovich, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA

Audience:  Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Speech-Language Pathologists

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits


The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE is being offered for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

In order to receive contact hours for the live event, nurses must attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation. For the on-demand self-study they must also complete a post-test with a minimum passing score.

Occupational Therapists:

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 05171. This distance learning interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Physical Therapists:

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.5 Contact Hours.  Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. 

The following states require continuing education units with no state-specific approval:  CT, IA, and WA

Speech-Language Pathology


Course Directors and Planning Committee Members:
Julie Lenkiewicz, MS, CCC-SLP                                 Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT                            Has nothing to disclose.
Leslie Marriott, OT                                                    Has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC                              Has nothing to disclose.

Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:

Margaret Danilovich, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA                  Has nothing to disclose. 

For ASHA - Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:

Margaret Danilovich, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA 

Financial: Receives an honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
Non-financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Technology Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported.
High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

Additional requirements include:

  • Web browser: latest stable version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of a live webinar, please provide written notice by email or by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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