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Finding Balance Falls Prevention Webinar Series

November 2019

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Webinar 1

Title: Falls Prevention Program at the Kipnes Centre for Veterans: Overview of a Multi-Year Project
Date: November 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Name of Presenters: Meghan Richardson & Carla Ickert

Presentation Summary:

This presentation will: (1) describe the history and trends related to falls at the Kipnes Centre for Veterans; (2) provide an overview of the process and baseline data used to identify key target areas for intervention; and (3) outline the falls interventions selected and implemented at Kipnes. We will also provide an update of the program’s current status and discuss next steps for the Falls Prevention Program.

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NB: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Webinar 2

Title: Get up. Get Dressed. Get Wild. -- Creating Engaging Ways to Set Patients Up For Success
Date: November 19, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Name of Presenters: Emily Post & Paul Wright

Presentation Summary:

As you age, it is important to stay active. Periods of inactivity, bedrest or a sedentary lifestyle can lead to deconditioning, diminished muscle mass and decreased strength over time. For people 80 and over, 10 days in a bed equals 10 years of muscle aging.This presentation will highlight two initiatives – End PJ Paralysis and Walkers Gone Wild -- that promotes patient engagement, preserves identity, and gets people moving.

End PJ Paralysis is a campaign that encourages patients to wear their own clothes while they are in hospital. PJ Paralysis describes the unwanted effects of lying in bed for a long time in their pajamas (or hospital gown). Getting people up and dressed has shown to speed up recovery, reduce hospital deconditioning and ensure patient respect and dignity in care. Walkers Gone Wild is a Province-wide initiative that encourages continuing care residents to personalize their walkers. Personalizing mobility aids has been found to promote health and mobility by encouraging device acceptance, increase social participation, enhance joy and preserve identity. These two programs are innovative examples of how we can make small changes in practice to create a big impact on the quality of care and patient and family experience as they move throughout the health care system.

Register in advance for this meeting:
NB: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Webinar 3

Title: Medication Use in Older Adults
Date: November 28, 2019
Time: 11:00 – 12:00pm (Note different start time)
Name of Presenters: Todd Prochnau BSc.Pharm, R.Ph, CTE, APA

Presentation Summary:

This presentation will provide an overview of medication use in older adults with a focus on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes that accompany aging.  Specifically, appropriate and inappropriate use of medication in older adults will be discussed. Strategies on how health professionals can reduce risk and improve positive outcomes with the use of medication will be reviewed.

Register in advance for this meeting:
NB: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe age related changes in physiology that impact how a patient responds to pharmacotherapy.
  2. Identify the different types of drug related problems that can occur in the elderly.
  3. Identify specific drug therapy agents and/or drug therapy classes that may be inappropriate in older adults.
  4. Describe and implement strategies to reduce risk and maximize positive drug therapy outcomes in older adults.

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