Falls Prevention and Management
Falls and fractures in vulnerable people aged 65 and over account for over 4 million hospital bed days each year in England alone. Falls destroy confidence, increase isolation and reduce independence, with around 1 in 10 older people who fall becoming afraid to walk independently. This half day course explores practical techniques nurses and carers can use to promote independence and facilitate safe walking strategies, as it has been proven that training, supervision and tailored exercise programmes can reduce falls by as much as 54%.
- Causes of falls
- Falls education
- Chronic, acute illnesses and continence problems
- Urinary tract infections
- Standing safely
- Vision and hearing problems
- Medication and medication risks
- Nutrition and hydration in relation to falls
- Hazards in the facility
- Risk-taking behaviour
Staff will complete this course with a comprehensive understanding of how to prevent falls within their care setting and how to assist those who have fallen.