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Launch of STEADI Pharmacist Falls Prevention Training developed by CDC and APhA

Monday, March 27, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jessica Austin
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CDC is excited to announce the launch of STEADI: The Pharmacist’s Role in Older Adult Fall Prevention, developed in collaboration with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

 

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 our STEADI training page. We hope you will find this training useful.  We look forward to hearing your feedback.


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