The purpose of this study is to assess if a one-time training seminar for community pharmacists on fall risk increasing drugs (FRIDs) tools and programs will increase implementation of fall prevention initiatives among older adults.

The objectives of this study include:

  • Primary Objective: Assess the changes in knowledge, skills, and attitudes of community pharmacists about FRIDs and falls prevention collected via survey data.
  • Secondary Objective: Assess the number of falls initiatives conducted over a three-month period of time.

Participation Requirements:

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. Pharmacists who are interested in participating must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a pre-survey: pharmacist, practice site, and patient demographics, knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
  2. Attend one educational seminar via live webinar.
  3. Complete a post-survey. The post-survey is emailed to participants after the webinar.
  4. Complete a separate survey to earn 1.5 CE credits. This survey is emailed to participants after the webinar.
  5. Track the number of falls initiatives and time spent on a weekly basis over a three-month period of time by completing a form in SurveyMonkey. Participants will be sent a weekly reminder via SurveyMonkey to complete their tracking form.

Questions About Participation:

If you have any questions about the participation requirements listed above, please contact Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCPP, CGP, FASCP, executive director of the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging and principal investigator for this study, at nbrandt@rx.umaryland.edu.