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Study day

Falls Prevention and Management

About this course

Course code:
Z51000076
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Alice Hortop
Key fact:
This course can be taken as a stand-alone study day or as part of Integrated Community Practice Level 3 (UG) or Masters level module (UZTSW8203)

Page last updated 2 November 2017

Introduction


This Falls prevention and management study day reflects the complexities of managing the challenges that a person at risk of falls presents.

This course takes a holistic view of the person at risk of falling and thinks outside the box on how we can support their health and well being.

This specialist day is aimed at you if you wish to extend your understanding of falls prevention and management.

Entry requirements

You need to be a qualified practitioner.

Structure

Content

In taking a holistic approach to falls prevention, the session will focus on the importance of assessing a range of issues from the role of perception and neurology, environmental issues such as lightening and the importance of assessing physical health needs such as delirium and dementia. The day will also look at practical issues such as working with people's fear of falling and safe transfers.

The day will involve a variety of methods of engaging participants with the subject matter: from discussion in pairs, small group exercises and role plays, to more traditional didactic presentations. The day is especially suited to staff working within NHS in-patient units and Nursing Homes.

The day will be led by Alice Hortop (Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy).

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

£95.00
Course fee includes: Refreshments and certificate of attendance

Course Dates

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How to apply

How to apply

Please apply online.

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