presented by Rich Briggs
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Rich Briggs, PT, MA
Richard Briggs PT, MA has a clinical practice specializing in palliative care and hospice for the past 30 years. He has taught at the APTA National Conference and Combined Sections Meeting, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Clinical and Management Conferences, the California Hospice Foundation, and is Adjunct Faculty at California State University,…Read full bio
1. Managing Falls with a Person in Decline
Rich Briggs begins this course by discussing the frequency of falls in older adults and identifying standards of practice in fall management. Participants will learn patient/family concerns about autonomy and when falls are acceptable as a natural process at end of life.
2. Risk Management
In Chapter 2, participants will learn about the spectrum from maximum safety to high risk. They will learn how to apply the components of Triangle of Safety.
3. Physical Assessment Issues and Tools
Participants will learn to identify and advise about environmental hazards and utilize targeted physical and functional assessments. Rich Briggs demonstrates how to apply appropriate fall and balance assessment measures.
4. The Role of Therapy in Fall Management
Rich Briggs identifies medical interventions affecting mobility and risks. He provides risk management tools and information to patient/family and demonstrates equipment options.
5. Psychosocial and Spiritual Issues of Falling
The final chapter in this course begins by identifying normal practice rituals of functional mobility. Participants will learn to recognize near death awareness communication and appreciate potential body/spirit transitional experiences.