Falls Prevention and Management

Falls Prevention and Management

This one-day Falls Prevention and Management course is suitable for new and experienced care managers.

Course Length. 1 day

Introduction

Falls and fractures in vulnerable people aged 65 and over account for over 4 million hospital bed days each year in England alone. Falls destroy confidence, increase isolation and reduce independence, with around 1 in 10 older people who fall becoming afraid to walk independently. This half day course explores practical techniques nurses and carers can use to promote independence and facilitate safe walking strategies, as it has been proven that training, supervision and tailored exercise programmes can reduce falls by as much as 54%.

Course Contents

Causes of falls
Falls education
Chronic, acute illnesses and continence problems
Urinary tract infections
Standing safely
Vision and hearing problems
Medication and medication risks
Footwear
Nutrition and hydration in relation to falls
Hazards in the facility
Risk-taking behaviour

Course Outcomes

Staff will complete this course with a comprehensive understanding of how to prevent falls within their care setting and how to assist those who have fallen.

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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