Falls Prevention and Management
About this course
- Course code:
- Professional/Short Course
- Nursing and Midwifery
- 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 14 December 2018
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.
You need to be a qualified practitioner.
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).
Supplementary fee information
Please bring your own lunch.
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