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Safety and Assistance After a Fall

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While preventing falls before they happen is the best line of defence for managing falls, this is not always possible. Falls are common in older adults in particular and are a major cause of injury. Even minor falls have the potential to cause serious injury or even death in vulnerable clients.

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While preventing falls before they happen is the best line of defence for managing falls, this is not always possible, and clients in your care will inevitably fall from time to time. Falls are common in older adults in particular and are a major cause of injury. Even minor falls have the potential to cause serious injury or even death in vulnerable clients. Knowing how to best respond and provide immediate assistance to a person who has fallen is crucial in preventing further harm and distress to your clients in cases when the fall can not be prevented.

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Helen Sinnott
25 Jun 2021
Great summary of what to do after a fall including resources for further reading
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Olivia Nelson
02 Nov 2021
Wonderful resource.
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Sally Jones
10 May 2022
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Winnie Atonga
16 Jun 2021
Very helpful in reminding ourself.
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Gurminder Kaur
03 Jul 2021
Knowledge is great during practice this course.
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Linda Nyama
17 Jun 2021
Very informative
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Julia Elder
02 Jul 2021
This resource was very informative and well presented.
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Anthea Gill
21 Jun 2021
Great information given in timely manner
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11 Oct 2022
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Barbara Brady
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