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Falls Prevention

  Meeting essential standards of quality and safety

Course HC6.1

Duration 3 hours (Half day) course- bespoke in-house course from £25 per person

 

“In 2009 in England and Wales, there were 3,593 deaths as a result of falls. Around 30% of adults who are over 65 and living at home will experience at least one fall a year. This rises to 50% of adults over 80 who are either at home or in residential care.” ( NHS evidence)

Understanding the risks associated with experiencing a fall as well as minimising the risk of fall is a very basic requirement for all those who are involved in the care of the frail and elderly, this course examines the risks and discusses practical prevention strategies.

Includes:

Experience of clients who fall; Why falls are a problem; Risk factors; Recurrent falls; Weak bones in the elderly; Causative factors; Environmental issues; Hydration; The “Up and Go” test; Prevention strategies

Related Links

NICE guidance on falls

   

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