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Prevention and Management of Falls

To provide underpinning knowledge associated with best practice for preventing and managing falls within the care environment and promote the safety and well-being of all patients who may be at risk of falls.


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Understand the enormity of falls as a serious risk to health and wellbeing of residents in care settings
  • Discuss NICE guidelines relating to falls
  • List common causes of falls and their consequences
  • Describe the elements of a falls risk assessment
  • Identify interventions to lower the risk and prevent falls occurring
  • Understand the need to manage health and safety risk
  • Discuss management of residents that have fallen


Course content 

  • Fall facts
  • Causes and consequences
  • Falls risk assessment
  • History of falls
  • Markers of frailty
  • Gait and balance
  • Falls risk assessment
  • Interventions
  • Strength and balance training
  • Home hazard assessment
  • Vision assessment
  • Medications
  • Acute illness
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Standing safely
  • Chronic illness
  • Continence problems
  • Footwear
  • Nutrition
  • Risk taking behaviour
  • Fear of falling
  • Exercise
  • Safer environment
  • Equipment and bedrails
  • Technology
  • Education and encouragement
  • High risk care environment
  • Care setting audits
  • Interventions not recommended
  • Management of a fall


Medex Group Limited
Botanical Gardens Business Centre,
3 Southbourne Road,
S10 2QN

t: 0114 266 5264
e: info@medexgroup.co.uk



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