Falls and Fracture Prevention in Older People

Course Information

  • Course Code: CHEL021
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £40.00
  • Start Date:
  • Days: MON/FRI
  • Times: 09:00-17:00
  • Delivery Type: PT

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Overview

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.

What will I study?

The incidence of older people falling is much higher than within any other sector of the public. One third of older people are classified as recurrent fallers, meaning a fall suffered by an older person may not be a one off event.

This in depth course covers a range of topic areas that will ensure that you can assess and identify when an older person may be at greater risk of a fall and the methods that can be implemented to reduce this risk. These methods vary, from assessing internal risk factors such as the bone density, neurology, cognitive impairment or vision of the individual, through to creating safer environments for older people through good housekeeping, floor quality, correct footwear and further safety precautions.

We all worry about what to do if an older person falls, and within the 10 sections this course covers, teaching on how to care for an individual that has fallen is essential knowledge for everyone. Equally, the roles we all undertake as individuals within or outside of the health care profession are outlined, alongside equipment that may aid an older person who has fallen in the past or to prevent a future fall.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

The college operates a no refunds policy as detailed below. Cancellations and transfer requests are subject to the following conditions:

    More than 4 weeks notice – no charge
  • 4 weeks notice – 30% of the cost
  • 2-3 weeks notice – 50% of the cost
  • 1-2 weeks notice – 75% of the cost
  • Less than 1 weeks notice – 100% of the cost

All cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a £10 administration charge. The full fee's policy is available on request.

How will I be assessed?

It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

What can I do next?

There are many other Care and Health courses on our website.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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