Falls and fractures prevention in elderly
Falls cost the NHS billion each year, and is theforemost cause of death from injury among people aged 65 or older in England.
This course covers subjectson the signs, effects and responses of falls and fractures, from what causes a fall, the emotional and psychological effects, injuries, to what you can to do help lower the risk of falls and how to respond to a fall. The course discusses the risk factors for a fall, such as medical conditions and nutrition, footwear to environmental hazards.
- The physical and emotional effects of a fall
- How to measure if someone is at risk of a fall
- How to respond if you discover that someone in your care has fallen
- The importance of assessing and addressing modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for falling
- The key risk factors for a fall
- How to become alertand respond to these risk factors
- The importance of educating those in your care on the best ways to avoid falling
- Why it is vital to detect osteoporosis, or weakened bones
- How to avoid or treat osteoporosis
- The benefits of an individualised and multifactorial method to preventing falls
Course Duration: 2 Hours
Course Price: £ 20.00
Available Spaces: 150