This Falls Prevention Training will provide formative knowledge and understanding as to why falls occur in residential and nursing care homes and possible strategies for preventing and managing falls to improve the quality of care and support given to vulnerable individuals.Info & Booking Enquiry
This Falls Prevention course will also cover practical elements to enable learners to break in to groups and go through scenarios. This will help them gain more experience and have more of an understanding as to why residents fall.
Falls and fractures in vulnerable people aged 65 and over account for over 4 million hospital bed days each year in England alone.
Injurious falls, including over 70,000 hip fractures per year are the leading cause of accident-related mortality in older people.
After a fall, an older person has a 50% probability of having their mobility seriously impaired and a 10% probability of dying within 12 months.
Falls destroy confidence, increase isolation and reduce independence, with around 1 in 10 older people who fall becoming afraid leave their homes or walk independently.
Training, supervision and tailored exercise programmes can reduce falls by as much as 54%.
This is a theoretical and practical course and the following content will be covered:
Falls in residential care which will include:
- Definition of a falls
- Extent of the problem
- Consequences of falls
- People at risk of falls
- When do falls occur?
Causes and management including:
- Causes of falls
- Falls education
- Chronic illness
- Acute illnesses
- Continence problems
- Standing safely
- Impaired vision
- Hearing Problems
- Medication and Medication Risks
- Nutrition and Falls
- Hazards in the Facility
- Risk Taking Behaviour
Course Assessment and Certification
There is no formal assessment for this falls prevention training course. The trainer will continuously monitor attendees and on successful completion of the training learners will be issued with a certificate of attendance which is valid for 3 years.
People who booked this course also booked Visual Impairment Awareness Training.
Both courses are half day course and if booked in the same day we can offer a reduced rate.
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Tidal Training provide onsite face to face healthcare training to large and small group organisations and across the United Kingdom. Our tutors will travel to your workplace or choice of venue and deliver training at a time and date which fits in with your organisations work commitments. If you require training outside of normal working hours we will be more than happy to support you.
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