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Up to one in three (3.4m) people over 65 fall each year in the UK, costing the NHS £4.6m a day, according to Age UK. A fall can exacerbate other illnesses and start a chain of events from which an elderly person might either never recover. At best, falls can cause unnecessary suffering.
There are many risk factors that could lead to a fall, such as medical conditions and nutrition, footwear and environmental hazards. This course covers in-depth topics around the signs, physical and emotional effects and responses of falls and fractures. It also looks at what you can do to help reduce the risk of a fall and how to best respond to one.
On completion of this Fracture Prevention Practitioners (FPPs) course you will get a certificate with your name, CPD hours earned, date and learning objectives discussed.
This course is perfect for anyone who needs or wants to learn about falls and the methods that can be implemented to prevent falls and fractures in the care of older people. It’s especially useful for those working within a care home, or other home-care environment such as community nurses.
Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:
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