Adult Social Care training and development - Falls and Fracture Prevention in the elderly

Trainer

E-learning

CCC

Course details

Course objectives:

  • The physical and emotional effects of a fall. How to assess if someone is at risk of a fall.
  • How to respond if you find out that someone in your care has fallen.
  • The importance of assessing and addressing modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for falling.
  • The main risk factors for a fall. How to become aware of and respond to these risk factors.
  • The importance of educating those in your care on the best ways to avoid falling.
  • Why it is important to detect osteoporosis or weakened bones.
  • How to avoid or treat osteoporosis.
  • The benefits of an individualised and multifactorial approach to preventing falls.

Content:

  • The physical and emotional effects of a fall
  • How to assess if someone is at risk of a fall
  • How to respond if you find out that someone in your care has fallen
  • The importance of assessing and addressing modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for falling
  • The main risk factors for a fall; How to become aware of and respond to these risk factors
  • The importance of educating those in your care on the best ways to avoid falling
  • Why it is important to detect osteoporosis, or weakened bones
  • How to avoid or treat osteoporosis
  • The benefits of an individualised and multifactorial approach to preventing falls.

Course length

1 hour

Target group

This 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.

Booking

This course can be accessed through the Council’s E-learning platform.
If you are unable to access the E-learning platform, please contact: [email protected]

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