This Course will look at what a fall is, why identifying falls risk is important, and what we as healthcare professionals need to aware of, to appropriately identify fall risk.
- Be confident in your knowledge about falls to better care for people at risk and those who have experienced a fall
- Immediately identify intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for falling in a variety of settings to better implement preventative strategies
- Use validated and supported risk screening and assessment tools to determine an individual's degree of risk or harm from falls
No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.
Diana Clayton is a clinical nurse consultant who works for Peninsula Health in the falls prevention service. She initially set up the inpatient falls prevention program and currently oversees the program in the subacute and residential care settings. She has been in her current role for 13 years and has presented at a number of conferences over that time. She is a passionate advocate for falls prevention across the whole health spectrum.