Falls and Fracture Prevention in Older People

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 2.5 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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Overview

CPD Certified - on average contributes 2 - 3 hours towards your CPD.

The incidence of older people falling is much higher than within any other sector of the public. One third of older people are classified as recurrent fallers, meaning a fall suffered by an older person may not be a one off event.

This in depth course covers a range of topic areas that will ensure that you can assess and identify when an older person may be at greater risk of a fall and the methods that can be implemented to reduce this risk. These methods vary, from assessing internal risk factors such as the bone density, neurology, cognitive impairment or vision of the individual, through to creating safer environments for older people through good housekeeping, floor quality, correct footwear and further safety precautions.

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

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.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Silverlight may also need to be installed for some courses
- Most ECDL courses will require a download of the ActivX component from within the course

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Topics

This course covers the following topics:

- 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?

Objectives

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.

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