A half day course designed to give all learners a good understanding of how and why falls occur and how to reduce the risk to individuals’ requiring their assistance. Also to enable learners to better understand the measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of falls and injuries.
Who Should Attend:
All staff within the position of assisting any adult at risk.
- To give information to learners so they can identify Common Injuries.
- To give information to learners so they can understand Reduction and Prevention methods.
- To give information to learners so they can identify Common causes.
- To give information to learners so they understand about Recording & Reporting
- What is a fall?
- Why it is more common in the elderly
- What makes a person more susceptible to a fall
- Causes that contribute to a fall
- Medication and it’s contribution to the increase of falls
- How we can help to prevent falls from occurring
- Person Centred Care
- Risk assessments
- Risk factors
- Power and balance
- Record keeping and reporting
- Changes that happen to the body as we age
- Osteoporosis and the association of arthritic conditions in falls prevention
- Common fractures and their implications
- Comorbidity and how they can factor in falls
- Strategies that can be implemented to assist in preventing falls from occurring
- Mortality rates in relation to falls
- Understanding how to engage with useful organisations
- Understanding of the Dignity Do’s and how to implement them into practice