1h 10m
Diana Clayton
03 Oct 2017

Identifying Falls Risk

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

Be confident in your knowledge about falls to better care for people at risk and those who have experienced a fall

Immediately

Immediately identify intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for falling in a variety of settings to better implement preventative strategies

Use

Use validated and supported risk screening and assessment tools to determine an individual's degree of risk or harm from falls

Educator

Comments

15 Jul 2018
very good overview, well presented
13 Jul 2018
Very informative
07 Jul 2018
Enjoyed this segment on falls prevention and on the need for thorough assessment to be undertaken to recognise and develope strategies to prevent falls and injuries, a great learning tool
02 Jul 2018
Great resource, very informative.
11 Jun 2018
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10 Jun 2018
Excellent coverage of a much overlooked topic relevant to all areas of healthcare
09 Jun 2018
very relevant program , well presented and easy to follow
07 Jun 2018
great style of presentation
31 May 2018
especially liked the concise summary of falls risk factors
31 May 2018
extremeley well executed
30 May 2018
great VLA.
30 May 2018
Great resource. Very informative
30 May 2018
Clear explanations, easy to follow.
30 May 2018
I loved the person touch. The presenter was very engaging
27 May 2018
Relevant learning,
27 May 2018
This was a great reinforcement of my knowledge base. Great information.
27 May 2018
very appropriate educational topic
26 May 2018
26 May 2018
relevant information
26 May 2018
very good
25 May 2018
Very informative
22 May 2018
excellent
22 May 2018
Very interesting.
21 May 2018
Well presented.
21 May 2018
Good format for online learning
21 May 2018
good
20 May 2018
Good
20 May 2018
Some time we need to have it reinforced how crucial our documenting is.
18 May 2018
Very Good!
18 May 2018
A solid refresher on a topic that has relevance to all patient presentations.
18 May 2018
Should be viewed by all allied staff and auxiliary staff. We are all responsible for falls prevention, from medical staff to domestic services.
18 May 2018
great source of learning very well presented
16 May 2018
Very well presented
16 May 2018
Excellent learning tool that can be watch again and again.
16 May 2018
Very informative and thought provoking about my responsibility to my patients to do no harm, assist in the prevention of falls
15 May 2018
Well done and great information.
14 May 2018
Great learning
11 May 2018
Excellent resource to endorsed enrolled nursers.
11 May 2018
clear, easy to understand.
10 May 2018
great
09 May 2018
Very helpful
09 May 2018
the educator was very good.
08 May 2018
Educator was well orgnaized.
07 May 2018
Very useful information.
05 May 2018
Thank you it was excellent
03 May 2018
This was a very good online seminar and very informative and great revision of the importance of falls prevention
03 May 2018
very good and usefuk
03 May 2018
Very good revision and prompting of practical assessments to minimise falls in residential aged care and the community.
30 Apr 2018
very ggood
28 Apr 2018
excellent review
27 Apr 2018
usefull in aged care health environment.
27 Apr 2018
Good
26 Apr 2018
good to remind what you know.
26 Apr 2018
very good
24 Apr 2018
Very good speaker
24 Apr 2018
This topic was very informative.
24 Apr 2018
Educator is knowledgeable and engaging. I will surely recommend this education to other health professionals.
23 Apr 2018
Excellent topic.
23 Apr 2018
great course to reinforce existing falls risk info.
23 Apr 2018
Clear, concise and interesting information. Liked the personal examples- seemed more peer friendly than a lecture.
20 Apr 2018
very informative
19 Apr 2018
Great bit of education on the massive effect that falling can have on our patients.
19 Apr 2018
very informative
18 Apr 2018
Great presentation on a very relevant topic
17 Apr 2018
very imformative
16 Apr 2018
Very helpful materials.
13 Apr 2018
Excellent information in this resource. Falls is a very high risk, not only for the elderly but for post operative patients and occasionally younger patients as well. It is also excellent that there is now a standard risk screening and assessment tool.
13 Apr 2018
Very well presented and helpful. Good explanation of tools available and factors to take into consideration.
10 Apr 2018
Very clear and practical
10 Apr 2018
Worth doing very informative.
09 Apr 2018
Good overall refresher course for identifying falls risks.
08 Apr 2018
A very important topic to discuss especially that the majority of the patients in the acute setting are elderly people.
05 Apr 2018
good
04 Apr 2018
excellent
20 Mar 2018
Worthwhile presentation
13 Mar 2018
very informative!
12 Mar 2018
Fantastic presentation.
11 Mar 2018
Excellent Lecture. The educator is clearly absolutely brilliant in her knowledge. Very well presented and interesting.
26 Feb 2018
I really felt the presenter attended to all areas of risks with knowledge and understanding and enabling me to implement learnt startegies into my own workplace.
23 Feb 2018
Great resource about Falls Prevention
19 Feb 2018
Very engaging and informative
13 Feb 2018
Informative and very relevant to my work in aged care
12 Feb 2018
Excellent topic and appropriately discussed in wherever sectors I am working
07 Feb 2018
Exellent resourse, I would recommend to everyone as a compulsory training
07 Feb 2018
A very interesting reflection of identifying risk factors related to falls and assessments required
05 Feb 2018
Very good resource.
04 Feb 2018
Clear concise information with good use of scenarios we can all identify with.

Course Overview

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; each year an estimated 424,000 individuals die from falls globally, and 37.3 million falls are severe enough to require medical attention. Adults older than 65 suffer the greatest number of fatal falls. In inpatient settings, fall injuries within hospitals have steadily increased. The impact of falls on individuals is far reaching - the social impact of reduced independence through fear, the potential for loss of independence, and the increased burden on families, can be significant. The risk of falls and harm from falls is higher for people with impaired vision, poor balance, muscle weakness, reduced bone density and taking some medications. The more risk factors an individual has, the greater the risk of falls and harm from falls. Older people, in particular, are at increased risk of falls when they enter health care facilities. Prevention strategies should emphasise education, training, creating safer environments, prioritising fall-related research, and establishing effective policies to reduce risk.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.

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