Falls Prevention and Management

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This Falls prevention and management study day reflects the complexities of managing the challenges that a person at risk of falls presents.

This course takes a holistic view of the person at risk of falling and thinks outside the box on how we can support their health and well being.

This specialist day is aimed at you if you wish to extend your understanding of falls prevention and management.


In taking a holistic approach to falls prevention, the session will focus on the importance of assessing a range of issues from the role of perception and neurology, environmental issues such as lightening and the importance of assessing physical health needs such as delirium and dementia. The day will also look at practical issues such as working with people's fear of falling and safe transfers.

The day will involve a variety of methods of engaging participants with the subject matter: from discussion in pairs, small group exercises and role plays, to more traditional didactic presentations. The day is especially suited to staff working within NHS in-patient units and Nursing Homes.

The day will be led by Alice Hortop (Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy).

Entry requirements

You need to be a qualified practitioner.

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