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Making the most of mobility aids:
From maximizing function to reducing fall risk

Attend this month's free webinar and earn 1 NAB or nursing CEU

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m PT / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Description:

In 81% of falls, a mobility aid is present. In this session, we’ll be discussing walkers, wheelchairs, and canes and all the details you need to use them safely, reducing fall risk. We’ll cover the proper use of each mobility aid, as well as the different types within each category, various attachments and accessories, and how to choose the right mobility aid for the right resident to maximize comfort, function, and safety. We’ll also review case studies, and our fall experts will take your questions. We look forward to having you join us on October 20 for this informative and critical discussion.

Webinar Learning Objectives

  • Outline proper use of mobility aids to reduce fall risk
  • Review alter, wheelchair, and cane options - as well as attachments and accessories - for comfort and safety
  • Determine how to choose the right mobility aid for the right resident
  • Identify the correct use of transfer chairs to prevent falls

We’ll also review case studies, and our fall experts will take your questions. We look forward to having you join us on October 20 for this informative and critical discussion.


Continuing Education Credits

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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17649, for one contact hour.

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This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20221019-1-A78609-DL.

Webinar Hosts

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Caroline Browne, MSPT
Director of Customer Success, SafelyYou

Caroline comes to SafelyYou with over 18 years of experience as a licensed physical therapist, working in Senior Healthcare for the past 13 years.  She has 15 years of leadership experience as a clinical operator, supporting business and clinical growth in post-acute rehabilitation healthcare settings. Caroline has provided expertise in clinical training, consulting, and facility build-outs in the expansion of U.S. based senior care into international markets. She’s currently helping to lead the growth and expansion of SafelyYou as the Director of Customer Success, supporting fall reduction strategies, implementation, and overall customer engagement.

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Laura Hastings, OTR/L
Customer Success Manager, SafelyYou

Laura is a registered and licensed occupational therapist in CA and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She comes to SafelyYou with extensive experience managing rehabilitation departments within assisted living and memory care communities. Laura has served as the point of contact for falls prevention, OT intervention and staff trainings. Prior experience includes acute rehab, traumatic brain injury, skilled nursing and outpatient settings.

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Glen Xiong, MD
Chief Medical Officer, SafelyYou

Dr. Xiong earned his medical degree from UC Davis and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. He is certified by the American Medical Directors Association in Post-Acute and Long-term Care Medicine (2006, 2016). He provides clinical care at the UC Davis Medical Center, and in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities.

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Kelly Sullivan
Sr. Product Consultant - Rehabilitation, Direct Supply

Kelly has been with Direct Supply for 15 years, with 10 years spent focused on rehabilitation. She evaluates hundreds of suppliers on an ongoing basis to curate a best-in-class selection of products. She is also a frequent speaker for Direct Supply, focused on meeting provider challenges and improving outcomes.