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Falls Prevention

This course is ideal for anyone working in health and social care and those who have contact with older people who are more susceptible to falls.

Falls  represent the most frequent and serious type of accident in people aged  65 and over, with 10,000 falls happening each day. Falls often have  both a physical and mental impact, as they can result in lack of  confidence, isolation, fractures and broken bones.

Course Content

  • Understand falls within a health and social care context

  • Know the factors that increase the likelihood of falls

  • Understand how an individual’s risk of falls can be assessed, monitored and reviewed

  • Understand how to reduce the impact and minimise harm in the event of a fall

Mandatory units

  • Falls in Context

  • The Risk Factors and Causes of Falls

  • Falls Assessment and Prevention

  • Managing Falls