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Falls are a leading cause of injury, so implementing proactive prevention strategies is crucial for vulnerable populations. This skills-building course provides workers with techniques to reduce fall risks and respond appropriately when falls occur.Make a Group Enquiry
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- Review factual information about Falls.
- Discuss what is a Fall & why do Individuals Fall.
- Consider those most at risk of Falls.
- Review where / when do Falls occur & what impact do Falls have.
- Examine how to prevent Falls happening.
- Consider the action to take if a Fall occurs.
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Where do you deliver this training?
We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practical.
How long will the falls prevention training last?
This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met
Will attending this training make me competent?
In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.
Who will conduct the training?
One of our expert tutors. These all have an abundance of first hand care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.
What equipment will you use for training?
We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided. Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.
Falls Prevention Training Course
Join our 2-3 hour Falls Prevention Training Course to learn how to stop falls. Falls are a leading cause of injury, so implementing effective and efficient prevention strategies is important for people who are at serious risk.
We’ll cover why falls happen, who’s at risk, and what to do to prevent them. This course is for everyone – caregivers, healthcare workers, or anyone worried about falls.
Get a certificate when you finish and show you know how to keep people safe.
For our Falls Online Course, click the “Falls online course”.
- Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
- Course Level: Level 2
- Certificate: 2-year certificate
- Max Delegates: 12
- Practical: No
Falls Prevention Course Content:
1. Review Factual Information About Falls
Falls are more common than you might think, and it’s important to understand the scope of the issue. We’ll explore statistics that show how many people are affected by falls each year and the impact they have on individuals and healthcare systems.
Lesson 1: Learning About Falls
- Explore facts and information about falls.
- Understand why it’s essential to talk about fall prevention.
2. What is a Fall and Why Do Individuals Fall
Understanding the “why” behind falls is the first step in preventing them. A fall occurs when a person unintentionally descends to the ground or a lower level. But why do people fall? It’s crucial to know the reasons behind falls, which can include factors like balance problems, muscle weakness, environmental hazards, and medical conditions.
Lesson 2: What is a Fall?
- Define what a fall is and why it happens.
3. Those Most at Risk of Falls
Certain groups of people are more vulnerable to falls than others. It’s essential to recognise who these individuals are so that we can better protect them. The elderly, for example, are at a higher risk due to age-related changes in balance and mobility. We’ll also discuss other factors that increase fall risk, such as medications, vision problems, and hazards in the home.
Lesson 3: Who’s at Risk?
- Recognise the people most likely to fall.
- Find out what makes falls more likely.
4. Where and When Do Falls Occur, and What Impact Do Falls Have
Falls can happen in various settings and situations. By examining when and where they occur, we can be more proactive in preventing them. Falls often happen at home, especially in bathrooms and on stairs. They can also occur in healthcare facilities. The impact of falls can be severe, leading to injuries, hospitalisations, and long-term consequences for individuals and healthcare resources.
Lesson 4: When and Where Falls Happen
- Learn when and where falls often occur.
- See how falls affect people and healthcare.
5. How to Prevent Falls Happening
There are many strategies and interventions that can reduce fall risks. Simple measures like improving lighting, removing tripping hazards, and regular exercise can make a significant difference. By discussing these preventive measures, we can empower individuals to take action to safeguard themselves and their loved ones.
Lesson 5: Stopping Falls
- Discuss ways to prevent falls.
- Stress the importance of taking action to reduce fall risks.
6. Action to Take if a Fall Occurs
In this section, we’ll cover what to do when a fall occurs. Quick and appropriate action is crucial. Proper reporting and documentation of falls are essential for the individual’s well-being and for healthcare professionals to provide the best care.
Lesson 6: What to Do if There’s a Fall
- Understand how to respond if someone falls.
- Know how to report and document falls.
Falls Prevention Learning Objectives:
- Upon completing this course, participants will know how to:
- Identify individuals most susceptible to falls based on risk factors.
- Recognise hazardous environments and situations commonly associated with falls.
- Correct environmental issues that increase fall risks.
- Educate individuals on fall prevention and risk mitigation strategies.
- Use proper assistive techniques and mobility aids to maintain stability.
- Respond quickly and effectively if a fall occurs to ensure safety.
- Document incidents thoroughly to identify causal factors.
- Develop personalised fall prevention plans assigning roles and duties.
This falls prevention course equips workers to protect those in their care from devastating fall-related injuries through practical prevention education.
Assessment and Certification
- Take quizzes and complete course assessments.
- Receive a certificate upon successfully finishing the course.
This course is designed to provide a clear understanding of fall prevention, including the causes, risk factors, and steps to reduce the likelihood of falls. It emphasises the need to take action proactively to ensure safety and well-being.
Questions and Answers
1: Who should enrol for the course?
Answer: This course is beneficial for anyone who wants to learn about preventing falls. It’s particularly valuable for caregivers, healthcare professionals, family members, and anyone concerned about the well-being of individuals at risk of falling.
2: How long is the course?
Answer: The falls prevention training course typically lasts for 2 to 3 hours. We’ve designed it to be informative and practical while respecting your valuable time.
3: Is there a certification upon completion?
Answer: Yes, there is a certification provided to all participants who successfully complete the course. This certificate is a testament to your commitment to enhancing fall prevention awareness.
4: Is this an online falls prevention course?
Answer: No, this course is not online. It’s an in-person training program that allows for interactive learning and hands-on practice. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, participate in discussions, and engage with the material in a physical setting. You can visit the online version of the course here.
5: What will I learn in this Falls Prevention training course?
Answer: In this course, you will gain a good understanding of fall prevention. You will learn about the causes and risk factors behind falls, the significance of timely intervention, strategies to reduce fall risks, and how to respond effectively if a fall occurs. The course equips you with practical knowledge to make environments safer and protect individuals at risk.
As I have told others... It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended