Falls Awareness Course

This Falls Awareness course is designed to enable you to increase your awareness of how to help an individual reduce their risk of slipping, tripping and falling.

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Course Description

This Falls Awareness Course is designed to enable you to increase your awareness of how to help an individual reduce their risk of slipping, tripping and falling.

The Falls Awareness Course begins by defining what is meant by a fall, before outlining statistics on the negative impact of falls for older people and others in the care sector. The course then explains the term ‘multifactorial assessment’ in relation to falls and explains what should be included in a multifactorial assessment. Learners are then informed about different hazards that can increase the risk of a fall and are required to identify potential hazards in a simulated environment.

In the third stage, the course describes the importance of strength and exercise programmes and outlines the guidelines for their implementation. The course then describes different aids and adaptations that can be used to help prevent falls and explains how eyesight, medication and bladder and bowel problems can increase the risk.

In the final stage, the learner is informed about what to do if an individual does have a fall, including advice to give if the individual is on their own. They are also informed about the importance of recording falls, and the post-incident review.

Study Falls Awareness Course via an eLearning platform.

Access to the Falls Awareness Course is delivered via an eLearning platform. E-Learning an efficient way of delivering courses online due to its convenience and flexibility. The resources are available from anywhere and at any time. Meaning everyone can take advantage of web-based learning regardless of their circumstances. E-Learning is invaluable for employers, meaning staff can complete CPD without the added cost of lecturers and conferences.

CPD Certified

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996. It is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors. Certified CPD courses complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. CPD courses can be completed at work or at home or whoever there is an internet connection. Meaning that you can further your skillset and progress your career in a way that suits you.

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Along with this Falls Awareness Course, Home Study Zone offers a vast array of other Certified CPD courses. Additionally, CPD will help somebody build their skill set, gain further understanding, and progress in their career.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course learners should know and understand the following:

  • Define what is meant by a fall and the negative impact of falls.
  • Define the term ‘multifactorial assessment’ and know what should be included in a multifactorial assessment.
  • Identify different hazards in the environment that can increase the risk of a fall.
  • Know how to respond if an individual falls in your work environment.
  • Outline different multifactorial interventions including strength and exercise programmes, aids and adaptations.
  • Outline know how eyesight, medication and bladder and bowel problems can increase the risk of falls.

Course Syllabus

  • What is a fall
  • Statistics on falls
  • Who is more likely to fall?
  • Osteoporosis
  • Multifactorial assessment
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Multifactorial interventions
  • Strength and exercise programmes
  • Aids and adaptations
  • Factors that increase fall risk
  • After a fall
  • Reporting and recording
  • Post-incident review