Falls and Fracture Prevention in Older People

This in-depth course covers a range of topic areas that will ensure that you can assess and identify when an older person may be at greater risk of a fall and the methods that can be implemented to reduce this risk.


These methods vary, from assessing internal risk factors such as the bone density, neurology, cognitive impairment or vision of the individual, through to creating safer environments for older people through good housekeeping, floor quality, correct footwear and further safety precautions.



Falls and Fracture Prevention in Older People The incidence of older people falling is much higher than within any other sector of the public. One third of older people are classified as recurrent fallers, meaning a fall suffered by an older person may not be a one off event. We all worry about what to do if an older person falls, and within the 10 sections this course covers, teaching on how to care for an individual that has fallen is essential knowledge for everyone. Equally, the roles we all undertake as individuals within or outside of the health care profession are outlined, alongside equipment that may aid an older person who has fallen in the past or to prevent a future fall.


Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives Overview
  • Internal risk factors
  • External factors
  • People assessment
  • Health promotion
  • Collaborative working
  • Recurrent fallers
  • What to do in the event of a fall
  • Equipment
  • What is your role?



The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines



On completion of this course you will be able to download a certificate of completion.



Approximately 2 – 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.


Target Audience

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn about falls, and the methods that can be implemented to prevent falls and fractures for older people, specifically for those working within a care home, or home care environment such as community nurses.


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course


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