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Stand Firm: Teaching Faith Community Nurses to Screen, Assess, and Intervene for Fall Risk in Older Adults

  • 01/28/2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom

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  • Cost to attend is $15.00 for members, $35.00 for guests and nonmembers.
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Stand Firm: Teaching Faith Community Nurses to Screen, Assess, and Intervene for Fall Risk in Older Adults 



Thursday, January 28 at 6PM Central Time

(7 Eastern, 6 Central, 5 Mountain, 4 Pacific)


Program Description: Join us for this presentation and
learn risk factors for falling in older adults; how to implement screening tools to assess for high fall risk and risk for injury; teach older adults how to stay independent, advocate for further knowledge by teaching congregants where to find educational resources. Objectives:

  • 1.      Explain to older congregants how to develop better balance, independence, and energy to reduce falls and falls with injuries.
  • 2.      Discuss the “Self-Assessment for Fall Risk: 12 simple questions” assessment tool.
  • 3.      Define the roles of differing exercises planned for home use to prevent falls. 


Presenter is
Bobbi J. Herron Foster MS, RN, ACNS, CMSRN who is newly retired from her position of Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist for Franciscan Health Michigan City. She has been a nurse for over 33 years specializing in cardiac care, nursing education and administration. As a CNS she developed and ran a heart failure clinic and co-authored 10 scholarly articles related to this topic. She was an Assistant Nursing Professor at Purdue University NorthWest for 4 years and Med-Surg Clinical Instructor for 10 years. While at Purdue she published, Using a Competency Based Approach to Patient Education: Achieving Congruence Among Learning, Teaching and Evaluation. Bobbi taught many nursing courses for Indiana Wesleyan from 2004 through 2008. In 2015, she won the Nursing Writer’s Award for, “Special Needs: Caring for the Older Adult with Down Syndrome. It was published in the 23rd Volume of MEDSURG NURSING, the official journal of the American Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing. In 2019 Bobbi published, An Interdisciplinary Approach: Answering the How, When and Where of Early Mobility Technology. The article was published in the International Journal of Safe Patient Handling & Mobility. She traveled with her speaking partner to North Carolina, South Bend, Michigan City, and Indianapolis IN, to teach nurses and physical therapists how to collaborate to decrease fall injuries in older adults while using proper equipment and knowledge. 

As a Faith Community Nurse for Liberty Bible Church’s Health Ministry, Bobbi presents health programs for the senior group in her church (The Fourth Quarter) and at other faith venues. She collaborates with two other registered nurses to perform blood pressure screenings through the year. The church’s ‘Ministry to Women’ hopes to add FCNs to its scope of ministry to better develop the program. 


Credit for 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education has been requested.
This event is $15 for members, $35 for nonmembers

                                     

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