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Balance Outcome Measure for Elders in Acute Care

Course #: 03-355

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

This CE course details the concurrent validity of the Balance Outcome Measure for Elder Rehabilitation (BOOMER) while investigating balance, mobility, and perceived confidence to undertake daily activities experienced by patients at discharge from an Internal Medicine Unit, and seeks to determine if there are differences between patients discharged to rehabilitation to those discharged to their usual residence.

The article for this course is from Physiotherapy New Zealand, www.physiotherapy.org.nz, as first published in the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss if the BOOMER is valid to use in an acute care setting and if it is able to differentiate between the balance and mobility of patients able to be discharged to their usual residence compared to those requiring further inpatient rehabilitation.

2.  Identify which patients should be considered for rehabilitation.

3.  Describe the advantages of the Balance Outcome Measure for Elder Rehabilitation over other methods.

CEU Course Syllabus

Introduction   0.18 Contact Hours  
Study Overview   0.20 Contact Hours
Analysis and Results     0.22 Contact Hours
Discussion   0.40 Contact Hours

Total = 1 Contact Hour

Instructional level:  Basic

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