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Falls Awareness

Overview

Did you know that:

  • Approximately 30% of people aged 65 and over will fall at least once a year.
  • For those aged 80 and over, its 50%.
  • Falls are the number one reason that people are taken to A&E.

What's included in this course?

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Give examples of the consequences of injuries caused by falls. 
  • Recall different fall risk factors.
  • Recognise fall risk factors in your organisation and recommend or implement appropriate measures to reduce or prevent them. 
  • Locate additional guidance on fall prevention, from official professional bodies.