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Webinar – Fall and Fall-Related Injury Risk Screening and Assessment Webinar Series: the “Now What?” of fall risk assessment
March 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Description: We’ve talked about screening for fall and fall-related injury risk among older adults. Once you’ve identified who is at risk, now what?
In the second webinar of our fall risk screening and assessment series, we outline the who, what, when, where, why, and how of fall risk assessment. Join us for an interactive session where we will discuss common areas of understanding around fall risk assessment, the identified barriers and strategies to overcome them, and how to encourage community engagement to support assessment.
Like last time, we will present the latest research and evidence-based best practice, but we also want to know your questions and concerns! Your feedback at this webinar will shape the focus of the final webinar in the series.
We heard your feedback from the first webinar and will be extending the time of this webinar to ensure we have plenty of room for questions and discussion.
Webinar series description:
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization and death in Canada. It’s important that practitioners and clinicians address the risk of falls and fall-related injury in older adults with a consistent, evidence-based, and practice-focused approach to fall risk screening and assessment. Currently, there are several clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, assessment and management of falls and fall-related injury in older adults in use or in development across Canada.
This webinar series explores the commonalities and gaps of existing fall risk assessment and management guidelines, practical applications of fall and fall-related injury risk assessment and screening guidelines and pathways, and how to facilitate system wide, integrated, and consistent response to preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older adults.
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ikKPqaiWQIuJXrpMD6sUZA
Brian Hyndman, PhD is a Professor at the Michener Institute of Education, University Health Network, and an applied research consultant. Brian has played an active role in building capacity for fall prevention, including the development of knowledge products for Loop and systems-level position papers for the Ontario Fall Prevention Collaborative. Prior to completing his PhD, Brian served as a Senior Planner at Public Health Ontario (PHO), where he oversaw PHO’s injury prevention initiatives. Brian has also held voluntary leadership positions in public health, including Chair of the Ontario Public Health Association and Citizen Representative on the Toronto Board of Health.
Denise Beaton is a Senior Policy Analyst at the BC Ministry of Health and a member of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit. She is currently developing BC’s first Fall and Fall-Related Injury Prevention Strategy and helped to develop BC’s Fall Prevention: Risk Assessment and Management for Community-Dwelling Older Adults Guideline (September 2021). Denise is a member of BC’s provincial fall prevention community of practice and is a BC representative for two national fall prevention communities of practice. She is also a Board of Directors and Society member at Yaletown House, a non-profit long-term care home in downtown Vancouver.
Dr. Richard Louis is the provincial Injury Prevention Specialist for the NB Trauma Program. Richard has a wealth of clinical education, as well as a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Moncton. As Injury Prevention Specialist, Richard provides leadership and coordination to injury prevention initiatives and programs across the province such as the provincial Concussion Harmonization Project and the NB Finding Balance program.