Training & Continuing Education
Falls are a common and serious health threat to adults 65 and older. Every year, more than 1 in 4 older adults falls, but more than half of those who fall don’t tell their healthcare provider. The Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) initiative was developed in response to this growing health threat. STEADI offers training and resources to help healthcare providers put fall prevention strategies into practice.
New Training – STEADI: The Pharmacist’s Role in Older Adult Fall Prevention
Developed in collaboration with CDC and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).
As some of the most accessible members of the healthcare team, and as medication experts, pharmacists play a critical role in older adult fall prevention. To begin preventing falls, pharmacists can:
- Screen to identify patients at risk for a fall;
- Assess to identify modifiable risk factors, such as medication use;
- Intervene to use effective clinical and community strategies to reduce risk.
Take the Training
Take the free online application-based trainingexternal icon and earn accredited CPE.
In order to take this training you need to register within the APhA learning management system. If you are not an APhA member, registration is free and simple: just click log-in/register on the training webpage to start the process.
Use these resources from the training to learn how to conduct a medication review, minimize high risk medications, and implement fall prevention.
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STEADI Older Adult Fall Prevention Online Training for Providers
Providers you can make fall prevention part of your clinical practice with this training and learn to screen patients 65+ for falls, identify risk factors, and offer interventions.
- Continuing Education (CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, CPH) available for this free interactive course.
- Log in to CDC Trainexternal icon or create an account on CDC TRAIN, then search for “STEADI”.
The STEADI Toolkit contains resources and tools that will help make fall prevention an integral part of your clinical practice. The STEADI Toolkit resources can be used to help assess, treat, and refer older adult patients based on their fall risk. Watch this webinar to learn about the development of the STEADI Toolkit and details on its unique resources.