The Falls Champion Resource Center is designed for clinicians who are interested in participating or are currently participating in a falls prevention research study led by the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging.
Additional helpful tools and resources are also provided.
Fall Prevention in Older Adults:
The Lamy Center is leading an educational program and clinical initiative regarding fall prevention in older adults. This study is titled "Improving Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) of Community Pharmacists in Implementing Fall Prevention Initiatives for Older Adults." The aim of this study is to improve KSA by providing community pharmacists with tools and resources about falls initiatives and fall risk increasing drugs (FRIDs) -- thus increasing the number of falls prevention initiatives provided to older adults.
How You Can Assist Us:
We are currently recruiting pharmacists who work across all patient care settings that provide care to older adults. Pharmacists must be licensed in Maryland. Pharmacy students are welcome to participate.
The risks associated with participation are minimal, as falls prevention is the standard of care. However, increased workload is a potential risk of this study, as fall prevention initiatives will have to be integrated into your current workflow. To mitigate this potential risk, hands-on training and falls prevention resources will be provided during the educational seminar hosted through the Lamy Center.
Thank you for your time and consideration in participating in this program and study. We feel that your participation will help increase offerings that you can implement in your clinical setting to help older adults age in place.