Online Learning for Healthcare
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Falls and Fractures Prevention in the Elderly

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

Learn about the physical and emotional effect of falls, osteoporosis, and falls prevention


Up to one in three (3.4m) people over 65 fall each year in the UK, costing the NHS £4.6m a day, according to Age UK. A fall can exacerbate other illnesses and start a chain of events from which an elderly person might either never recover. At best, falls can cause unnecessary suffering.

Course content
  • Signs Effects and Responses Risk Factors
What will learners get out of it?
  • The physical and emotional effects of a fall
  • How to assess if someone is at risk of a fall
  • 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
  • The main risk factors for a fall
  • How to become aware of and respond to these risk factors
  • 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 falls
Who is the course for?

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.

Accreditations and endorsements

This course was developed by Me Learning

Duration & CPD

45 mins approximate


Click 'book now' below then follow the checkout process. On receipt of your order, the e-learning team will be in touch to arrange access, please allow 24 hours. Learners can access and re-visit the course for a year.

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