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Falls Prevention and Management

Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury or accidental deaths worldwide and the risk increases with age. Almost 85% of falls related deaths occur in those over the age of 70.

This training is designed for staff working with the aged with a view to decrease the risk of falls.

Learning Objectives:
  • Awareness of the prevalence and common causes of falls
  • Identification of falls risk factors
  • Understanding potential side effects and injuries associated with falls
  • Awareness of the importance of thorough falls assessments
  • Ability to implement falls and injury prevention strategies
  • Demonstration of knowledge of safe manual handling to reduce risk of falls

 Course Code: CLIFP

Standards Incorporated in this Course: 1,2 &4