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.
- 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
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.