Sept. 23 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.
The event is sponsored by Quinnipiac's National Institute for Community Health Education and Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education.
Quinnipiac's National Falls Prevention Day activities will include a panel discussion with students and, "Clara," a high fidelity simulation mannequin who has taken a serious fall.
The older adults will then visit Clara's mock apartment at the center and will be asked to identify multiple fall risks such as rugs that are not anchored properly and a walker that is poorly maintained.
In addition, the event will feature a light breakfast, raffle, free screenings and information booths about topics such as bone density, home safety and use of assistive devices. The co-sponsors are Apex Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy and the Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention.
Students from athletic training, diagnostic imaging, the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, the physician assistant program, physical therapy and social work will participate.
This event is free. For more information, please call 203-582-8655.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:00am to 4:00pm
Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci, MNH 101 Auditorium
370 Bassett Road, North Haven CT USA