CDC’s Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, & Injuries, or STEADI Initiative aims to address the growing number of older adult falls in the U.S, which in 2014 resulted in 7 million injuries and $31 billion in Medicare expenditures. Pharmacists, as some of the most accessible members of the healthcare team and as medication experts, can play a pivotal role in helping older Americans prevent falls. The new, free, interactive online training, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), is designed to provide pharmacists with the knowledge and resources to screen older adults for fall risk, assess modifiable risk factors such as medication use, and intervene to improve older adults’ health and reduce falls.
We invite you to take a look at a video trailer on ourSTEADI training page. We hope you will find this training useful. We look forward to hearing your feedback.