Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Using a Fall-Prevention Expo To Educate the Community, Students, and Professionals
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Brenau University, Gainesville, GA, USA
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Education of OTs and OTAs / Wound Management / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Using a Fall-Prevention Expo To Educate the Community, Students, and Professionals
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520473. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3611
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520473. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3611
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Falls are a costly, often preventable problem that increases with age. Community fall-prevention events provide an excellent route for community, student, and professional education. Community members reported high levels of satisfaction with the event (means 3.6 to 3.8 out of 4). Knowledge and awareness of community resources and the STEADI toolkit improved for both students and volunteer professionals. OT practitioners are ideally situated to help implement these events.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kay Graham