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PfP – NCD Pacing Event: Falls and Mobility

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Thursday, January 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

Summary from 1/25 Pacing Event: “Falls and Mobility: The Evidence”

This Pacing Event served as the first in a two-webinar series, which will continue on Thursday, February 1st, to discuss falls prevention. This first session examined the evidence base around falls prevention and patient mobility. Two national-level experts discussed the research and science supporting these topics, as well as shared examples of implementation and lessons learned from their own facilities. Through this discussion, HIINs and hospitals gathered information to help them think about interventions that impact the overall quality of patient care. Our February 1st event will build on this session by presenting examples of interventions that are tailored and targeted to patient needs.

The session featured presentations from:

  • Cynthia Brown, MD, Director, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care at UAB Medicine (Vizient HIIN), who discussed the research and science around patient mobility, how the available research can be applied to efforts to promote falls prevention and safe mobility, and examples from her own facility’s work; and
  • Ronald Shorr, MD, MS, FACP, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Florida and the Director of the Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, who discussed the research and science around falls prevention, including issues around measurement and lessons learned at his facility.

To view and download slides and recording from this Pacing Event, click here.

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