Watch Your Step: Help Patients Reduce Falls Risk


As the population of older adult patients increases, pharmacists’ practices must change accordingly. During this session, explore various fall risk reduction tools and guidelines that go beyond Beers criteria to help patients reach treatment goals. Learn from experts how to use real-world evidence to manage multiple medications for older adult patients without increasing their risk of falls.


Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain how to individualize a patient’s treatment goals and medication regimen to account for changes associated with aging.
  2. Identify common falls risk factors in the senior population.
  3. Define the role of comprehensive falls risk assessment and intervention in their practice using falls prevention toolkits from CDC’s Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) initiative and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists–National Council on Aging.
  4. Develop potential pharmacist recommendations for three case studies on older adults.
Mollie Scott,
Regional Associate Dean
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Scott Pearson, PharmD, BCACP
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Advanced New Practitioner, Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Saturday, March 21
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Gaylord National Resort - Chesapeake J-L
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-20-093-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
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