A Collaborative Approach to Falls Prevention: Using the ASCP-NCOA Toolkit: Part 1


Falls are common and costly and have a significant impact on the quality of life for older adults and caregivers. Medications are a modifiable risk factor for falls; therefore, pharmacists play a key role in mitigating medications’ impact on falls risk. This webinar and workshop will provide pharmacists with the tools and resources needed to integrate falls prevention risk assessment and intervention into practice in conjunction with other health care providers. Attendees will be provided with the newly released ASCP/National Council on Aging (NCOA) Pharmacist Falls Prevention Tool Kit, a wraparound product to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) Provider Tool Kit. The webinar will focus on the clinical aspects of falls prevention for pharmacists and the interactive workshop will offer pharmacists the opportunity to learn about how to incorporate falls prevention into practice and collaborate with other health care professionals to reduce falls among older adults. Attending the pre-conference webinar is strongly encouraged [add link to the workshop registration]. The webinar will be recorded for those who cannot attend the webinar on [Date and Time]. Attendees are also encouraged to attend the ASCP Annual Meeting session on [alternatives to the PIM/Beers med – please insert correct name of session].

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the role of comprehensive falls risk assessment and intervention in your practice utilizing CDC’s STEADI and ASCP/NCOA’s Pharmacist Tool Kits.
  2. Identify common falls risk factors and potential pharmacist recommendations through review and discussion of three older adult case studies.
  3. Explain the important role of other disciplines in a multifactorial approach to falls prevention and name three potential collaborative partners you will contact to enhance your falls prevention services after the workshop/session.
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Sunday, March 18
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Music City Center - Room 103B
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-056-L05-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.2
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