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Ascend - Care Home Staff Training Courses in Worksop

Prevention and Management of Falls

Ascend Learning Solutions

Health care professionals working with older people are required to effectively identify the risk of, prevent and manage falls. A health care practitioner must be able to critically evaluate current practices and fully appreciate both the assessment and therapeutic interventions available if competency and effective care is to be assured.

Who should complete the course?

This course is aimed at all health and social care professionals.

Aims

To provide the candidates with the essential knowledge required to prevent falls within the care environment, and to manage any fallen client appropriately.

Outcomes

By the end of the course, delegates will have the skills to:

  • Identify potential causes of falling, particularly in residential care
  • Understand the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors
  • Identify the implications of falling
  • Produce an action plan following a fall
  • Describe common prevention methods
Course Content

Course Content

  • Facts about falls
  • Implications of falls
  • Risk factors
  • Balance
  • Effects of falls
  • Your responsibilities
  • Risk Assessments
  • Falls First Aid

Duration

Half day (3 hours)

Assessment

Observation and group work.

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