Courses

Falls Prevention

Cost: £5.00+VAT

Welcome to our Falls Prevention online Training. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 1 hour and will earn you 1 CPD point. You have 6 months from the date of purchase to finish this training.

This module covers various topics related to Falls Prevention online training module:


1. Understanding falls: Provide an overview of the prevalence and impact of falls among older adults, including statistics and risk factors.
2. Anatomy and physiology: Explain the age-related changes in the body that can contribute to increased fall risk, such as changes in balance, vision, and muscle strength.
3. Risk assessment: Teach healthcare workers how to assess an individual's fall risk, including screening tools and assessment techniques. This should include identifying intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors.
4. Falls prevention strategies: Provide evidence-based interventions and strategies to reduce falls, such as exercise programs, medication review, environmental modifications, and assistive devices.
5. Communication and education: Train healthcare workers on effective communication techniques to engage with patients and their families in falls prevention discussions. This should include providing education on fall prevention strategies and the importance of reporting falls.
6. Falls documentation and reporting: Teach healthcare workers how to accurately document falls incidents, including the use of standardized reporting tools, reporting to appropriate authorities, and implementing post-fall assessments.
7. Collaborative care: Highlight the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in falls prevention, including working with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
8. Post-fall management: Discuss the appropriate steps to take after a fall occurs, including assessment, treatment, and follow-up care.
9. Evaluation and monitoring: Emphasize the need for ongoing evaluation and monitoring of fall prevention strategies, including reassessment of fall risk and the effectiveness of interventions.
10. Legal and ethical considerations: Address the legal and ethical responsibilities of healthcare workers in falls prevention, including confidentiality, consent, and duty of care.


The learning outcomes are:

1. Understand the impact and prevalence of falls among older adults in the healthcare setting.
2. Identify the intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors associated with falls.
3. Conduct comprehensive fall risk assessments using appropriate screening tools and assessment techniques.
4. Implement evidence-based falls prevention strategies, including exercise programs, medication review, environmental modifications, and assistive devices.
5. Communicate effectively with patients and their families about falls prevention, including providing education on risk factors and prevention strategies.
6. Document falls incidents accurately using standardized reporting tools and protocols.
7. Collaborate with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals to develop and implement a comprehensive falls prevention plan.
8. Manage post-fall situations effectively, including assessment, treatment, and follow-up care.
9. Evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of falls prevention strategies, and make necessary adjustments as needed.
10. Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities related to falls prevention in the healthcare setting, including confidentiality, consent, and duty of care.

We hope you find this module informative and beneficial for your professional development in Falls Prevention online training module.

If you need more information about this course, please contact Train Healthcare directly at 0208 3266 704 or email contact@trainhealthcare.com.
Please note that refunds are not available for online training purchases.

Nursing and Midwife Council's (CPD Points).

Requirements:
It is necessary to complete 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points) of relevant CPD within the three-year period since your last registration renewal or since joining the register.
Of these 35 hours (35 Nursing CPD Points), a minimum of 20 hours (20 Nursing CPD Points), should be dedicated to participatory learning, which involves engaging in activities that facilitate interaction with other professionals.