Falls Prevention in Older People
Duration 1 day
Older people frequently fall, up to 35% result in serious injury and up to 8% in fractures. (SCIE research briefing 1: Preventing falls in care homes). Falls prevention is about eliminating or reducing the risk of physical and psychological harm associated with falls in older people. In this course delegates will look at why older people fall, the risk factors and what can be done to reduce those risks.
- Understanding falls
- Identifying the risk factors
- Reducing the risk
- The Queensland Stay on Your Feet Toolkit
- Implementing falls assessment into care plans
Methods of Delivery
The trainer employs Transformational Learning techniques to maximise each delegate's learning experience. Delegates are encouraged to contribute throughout the course. The course is delivered through various mediums including group exercises, quizzes, discussion, assessment etc so as to ensure that the
Learning Outcomes are met.
The trainer uses digital presentation and flip-chart work, and delegates are provided with comprehensive course notes.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Demonstrate understanding of the causes of falls
- Discuss risk factors
- Describe various ways to reduce risk
- Complete a falls assessment using the Queensland Stay on Your Feet Toolkit
Anyone whose work brings them into contact with service users / customers, or anyone charged with ensuring best practice is employed in a service.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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