Falls and Fracture Prevention in the Elderly

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Falls cost the NHS an estimated £2.3 billion each year, and are the leading cause of death from injury among people aged 65 or older in England.

This course covers in depth topics around the signs, effects and responses of falls and fractures.

About this course

What causes a fall, the emotional and psychological effects, injuries, to what you can to do help reduce the risk of falls and how to respond to a fall.

The course discusses the risk factors for a fall, such as medical conditions and nutrition, footwear to environmental hazards.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.

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 working within a care home, or home care environment such as community nurses.

Objectives

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • The physical and emotional effects of a fall
  • How to assess if someone is at risk of a fall and the main risk factors
  • How to respond if you find out that someone in your care has fallen
  • The importance of assessing and addressing modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for falling and how to respond to these risks
  • The importance of educating those in your care on the best ways to avoid falling
  • Why it is important to detect osteoporosis, or weakened bones
  • How to avoid or treat osteoporosis
  • The benefits of an individualised and multifactorial approach to preventing fall

CPD: 45 minutes

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