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Details
CPD1h 10m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)37
Published07 November 2017
Updated31 January 2018
Reviewed01 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Falls in the older population is known and recognised as a significant clinical risk area. However, young people fall as well, and can sustain serious injury. This Course cover falls prevention education from the viewpoint of younger people.

Topics include:

  • How do young people (not juist children) fall?
  • What are age-appropriate screening tools?
  • What practical startegies work?

Target audience

All health professionals working with chidlren.

Purpose

the purpose of this Course is to provide falls risk education relevant to younger people and individuals with specific needs to enable health professionals to consider falls prevention from a holistic perspective.

Need

There is limited research available into falls in younger age groups, however, the impact of falls on younger people can be significant in terms of long term disability.

Falls is seen as a major public health problem and it is essential that as health professionals we uphold our duty of care to ensure that all of our patients are safe by understanding the risks associated with falls.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply age-appropriate assessment and screening tools to your practice so that the risk of harm from falls in younger people are reduced
  • Identify age-specific and environmental falls risk factors to better implement preventative strategies for children and younger adults
  • Tailor falls management interventions for younger people with specific needs to reduce their risk of falls and related injuries

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

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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
4.5
Total Rating(s)37
Published07 November 2017
Updated31 January 2018
Reviewed01 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Preventative Health
Child and Family Health
Patient Safety
Developmental Disorders
Paediatrics
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Learner Reviews

4.5

37 Total Rating(s)

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Joanna reid
31 May 2019

Good

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Rebecca Seymour
29 May 2019

Practical application

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Lisa Garcia
27 May 2019

thorough content. not all relevant to my area of practise but interesting regardless.

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Hazel Pagano
25 May 2019

Very in depth and covered all basis

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Caroline Jenkins
22 May 2019

excellent lecture on falls risk in younger patients

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Lauren Bannan
17 May 2019

Good

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Debra Ford
12 May 2019

Covered the age groups well.

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GURNAM SINGH SAINI
12 May 2019

Useful

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Jessica Johanson
07 May 2019

this was very very good.

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amanda irwin
29 Apr 2019

No review