Details
CPD1h 10m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)102
Publish Date03 October 2017
Review Date18 June 2019
Expiry Date03 October 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

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.

Topics include:

  • The importance of identifying falls risk
  • Personal and environmental risk factors
  • Screening and assessment

Target audience

All healthcare professionals working in both inpatient and community health settings.

Purpose

Enable healthcare professionals to be able to appropriately identify patients/residents who are at risk of falling through an understanding of what a fall is, why falling is an issue of concern, and what the environmental and personal risk factors for falling are.

Need

Falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. In inpatient settings, fall injuries within hospitals have steadily increased. The impact of falls on individuals is far-reaching.

Prevention strategies should emphasise education, training, creating safer environments, prioritising fall-related research, and establishing effective policies to reduce risk.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Disclosure

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.

Educator

Portrait of Diana Clayton
Diana Clayton

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.

Details
CPD1h 10m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)102
Publish Date03 October 2017
Review Date18 June 2019
Expiry Date03 October 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Cognitive Impairment
Community Nursing
Patient Safety
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care
Occupational Health and Safety
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

102 Total Rating(s)

Generic portrait
Lucinda Kenihan
20 Mar 2019

fantastic

Generic portrait
Margaret Hinze
16 Mar 2019

Informative, well presented and reinforces knowledge I already had

Generic portrait
jessica Brinton
13 Mar 2019

Enjoyed this course

Generic portrait
Dharmaraj Adhikari
11 Mar 2019

great cpd ssession

Portrait of Anne Spinner
Anne Spinner
08 Mar 2019

Very informative & interesting

Generic portrait
David Stone
28 Feb 2019

A comprehensive learning package.

Generic portrait
Sylvia Carino Guadalupe
20 Feb 2019

This topic is very beneficial in preventing fall in the ward.

Generic portrait
Emily Lynch
19 Feb 2019

Easy listening, informative.

Generic portrait
Debra Harvey
15 Feb 2019

interesting and reinforced knowledge

Portrait of John Seaman
John Seaman
11 Feb 2019

The presentation of this module provides a thorough overview of identifying intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for falling, and the use of screening and assessment tools to allow the nurse to better implement preventative strategies to reduce the potential risk or harm from falls.