Falls and Fracture Prevention in Older People
The incidence of older people falling is much higher than within any other sector of the public. One third of older people are classified as recurrent fallers, meaning a fall suffered by an older person may not be a one off event.
This in depth course covers a range of topic areas that will ensure that you can assess and identify when an older person may be at greater risk of a fall and the methods that can be implemented to reduce this risk. These methods vary, from assessing internal risk factors such as the bone density, neurology, cognitive impairment or vision of the individual, through to creating safer environments for older people through good housekeeping, floor quality, correct footwear and further safety precautions.
We all worry about what to do if an older person falls, and within the 10 sections this course covers, teaching on how to care for an individual that has fallen is essential knowledge for everyone. Equally, the roles we all undertake as individuals within or outside of the health care profession are outlined, alongside equipment that may aid an older person who has fallen in the past or to prevent a future fall.
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Internal risk factors
- External factors
- People assessment
- Health promotion
- Collaborative working
- Recurrent fallers
- What to do in the event of a fall
- What is your role?
Target AudienceThis course is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn about falls, and the methods that can be implemented to prevent falls and fractures for older people, specifically for those working within a care home, or home care environment such as community nurses.
DurationIt is estimated that this module will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.
CertificationOn completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
CPD AccreditationThe content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
Entry RequirementsThere are no specific entry requirements for this course.
Cost and Discounts
£30+ VAT - This cost is for a single user.
Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact , or telephone Sales on 01943-605976.
How it Works
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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.
You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.
The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.
The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.
Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course
This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2-3 hours.
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