Audiology Webinar: November 10, 2021 at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm ET
Dr. Michael J. Vekasi, AuD, R.Aud, Aud(C), FAAA
November is Fall Prevention Month! Did you know falls are a public health crisis, with an estimated one third of Canada’s seniors expected to experience a fall within the next year? Best practices for prevention require a multidisciplinary and intersectoral approach. Speech-language pathology and audiology play an important role in assessment and management. This webinar will provide an introductory overview of our role and fall risk assessment screening tools that can be used in practice.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1) Explain why fall prevention is important.
2) Identify risk factors for falls.
3) Provide fall prevention risk assessment screening tools in practice.
4) Apply an interdisciplinary approach to fall risk management.