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Falls and Fracture Prevention in Older People

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About one third of the elder population over the age of 65 falls each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. At 80 years, over half of seniors fall annually.Falls are the leading cause of death due to injury among the elderly 87% of all fractures in the elderly are due to falls.These methods vary, from assessing internal risk factors such as the bone density, through to creating safer environments for older people through good housekeeping, floor quality, correct footwear and further safety precautions. We all worry about what to do if an older person falls, and within the 10 sections this course covers, teaching on how to care for an individual that has fallen is essential knowledge for everyone. Equally, the roles we all undertake as individuals within or outside of the health care profession are outlined, alongside equipment that may aid an older person who has fallen in the past or to prevent a future fall.

Description

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Overview
  • Internal risk factors
  • External factors
  • People assessment
  • Health promotion
  • Collaborative working
  • Recurrent fallers
  • What to do in the event of a fall
  • Equipment
  • What is your role?

Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 2 - 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Target Audience

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

Entry Requirements

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Interview Process

No interview required

Questions & Answers

Who is the course for?

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.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

This is a virtual course. You can view more details, or purchase the course online.

Course details

  • Attendance: Virtual Course
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • Hours per week: Flexible
  • Days: Flexible
  • Start Time: Flexible
  • End Time: Flexible
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Course Fees: £30 + VAT (discounts for block bookings) No fee remission available on this course
  • Venue: E Learning - Online learning -You can do your course from home or work
  • Faculty: .
  • Department Manager: .

Qualifications

  • Level:
  • Qualification Name: Falls and Fracture Prevention in Older People
  • Awarding Body: The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Contact Information

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This is a virtual course. You can view more details, or purchase the course online.

You can also download a printable application form (PDF 209KB).

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