1h 10m

When Young People Fall

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.

07 Nov 2017

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



Very useful learning material. -- 17 Apr 2018
Thank you -- 16 Apr 2018
good -- 25 Mar 2018
very informative, presented very well, definately a good one to have on the cards -- 24 Mar 2018
Standard 10 compliance Prevention of falls is relevant to all health workers -- 02 Mar 2018
informative -- 22 Feb 2018
Thought provoking. -- 17 Feb 2018
informative -- 13 Feb 2018
Very informative and well presented -- 03 Feb 2018

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • Paediatrics
  • Midwifery
  • Medical considerations
  • Drugs and alcohol

Target audience

All health professionals working with those aged under 65 years in inpatient wards of public and private hospitals, as well as residential aged care facilities.


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.


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. While there is a perception that its only older people who fall, the WHO states that the largest morbidity occurs in the following age groups; people aged 65 years or older, young adults aged 15-29 and children aged 15 years or younger.
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 our patients are safe by understanding the risks associated with falls.

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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