This online ‘Falls Prevention’ course will provide candidates with the skills to identity the complex factors which may lead to a fall. To reduce the risk of falling it is important to recognise these factors
People fall because of a complex mix of factors. To reduce falling, it is important to identify these factors, and recognise those that could signify serious, but treatable, underlying medical problems.
Understand costs and implications of falls on patients, their families and organizations
Recognize falls risk factors
Recognize who is at risk of falls and injury
Recognize importance of bone health in relation to falls risk
Understand roles other staff play in fall prevention
Understand what to do in the event of a patient falling