Falls prevention training course with Fit For Life.

Falls Prevention Training In Nursing Homes 

 

*Please note that this page is for Nursing home management or staff only. If you wish to enquire or book Falls Prevention Training courses as an individual please click here.

Fit For Life have and will continue to invest a considerable amount of our resources to prevent and reduce the amount of falls that take place in Irish Nursing Homes. We are constantly liaising and collaborating with international experts in this area to ensure that our training gives you the most up to date and effective interventions for your homes. 

Due to constant presence onsite in Nursing Homes we can provide bespoke training in this area that can incorporate your current practices and policies into our training or we can assist you in restructuring or refreshing current policies. 

We have a combination of onsite in person courses and online courses depending on your requirements or preferences. Please see below for our range of courses. 

For more information on bespoke training packages please below or call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team 

Falls Prevention - Best Practice Guidelines Workshop


Over the years in Fit For Life we have found that all the members of a nursing home team are an equally vital cog in ensuring that residents live in a happy and safe environment. This is even more evident when it comes to the area of falls and falls prevention as often it is the healthcare assistants and non-clinical staff that can be the ones to highlight the fact that a resident or an area in your home is not safe. The comprehensive best practice guidelines workshops are designed for clinical and non-clinical team members. Your Falls Prevention and Management Policy would be referenced, along with any in-house interventions, to ensure each team member knows their role. In the workshop all staff would get training in the prevalence of falls in long term care, and what the main risks of falls are with the older adult. We have found that with real experience, the attendees gain so much more from the workshop. We have equipment that attendees use and working with peers, they go about set tasks and then discuss their experiences in the group to help everyone take away valuable learning points. Every team member is given training in their role as defined in your Falls Prevention Policy. In this training we aim to get the attendees discussing common risk factors they are currently working with in their day to day role and what strategies they are using. We run through common scenarios where falls can occur and suggest best practice actions to help shape future falls prevention planning. Outline:

  • To know the common risk factors that increase risk of falls
  • To apply best practice interventions
  • Understand the prevalence of falls in long term care
  • Identify that every members of your team have a role in Falls Prevention
  • Practical element to illustrate the age associated risks
Duration: 4 hours, Certified 4 CPD points Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house with current team members. Results/Benefits:
  • Increase safety awareness in home to reduce number of falls
  • Increased awareness of all of your team of common risk factors
  • All members of your team have the confidence and knowledge base to be an active participant in your Falls prevention system
To find out more information please click the appropriate request to book button below and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible!




Falls Policy & System Management Workshop


This workshop covers your own working Falls Prevention Policy and with our up to date knowledge on falls prevention in long term care, we work together to review, make recommendations and develop a bespoke falls system for you and your team. What is key is that your team know their role in falls prevention. Fit For Life have lots of experience in supporting teams and we have been fortunate to gain experience in leading research areas. The type of screening tool you use is the starting point to risk assessment. We know that multifactorial risk assessment is fundamental to a successful Falls Prevention Policy. The research available now provides us with lots of best practice interventions to Falls Prevention programming. The information collected post fall is vital to help you identify a cause or risk (modifiable or not) of event. What we want to do is help you to see if your existing system need to be updated, keeping you up to date with what the research is showing us is best practice. The final stage of an effective Falls Prevention System is correct analysis of the data and the allocation and implementation of appropriate action goals for the appropriate members of your team. This stage is best carried out in MDT meetings and it is imperative that goals are set to achieve the most effective and realistic Falls Prevention System possible. Outline:

  • Examine your Falls Policy to assess its scope, purpose and content.
  • Review current screening methods and application of best practice evidence
  • Review current reporting systems (database), auditing and staff knowledge systems.
  • Analyse each fall and set appropriate actions.
  • Allocate these actions to the appropriate team member, with a realistic timeframe for completion.
Duration: 8 hours, or 2 x 4hours, Certified 8 CPD points Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house with current team members. Results/Benefits:
  • Increased safety awareness in home to reduce number of falls.
  • Improved reporting of falls and falls risk factors.
  • Improved referral of residents for falls prevention interventions.
  • Clarity for your team about their exact roles and responsibilities in your Falls prevention system.
  • In-depth know-how: Fit For Life have been working alongside nurses and care assistants in residential care settings since 2001. We understand the challenges they face on a daily basis which allows us to focus on the issues that are most important to them.
To find outmore information please click the appropriate request to book button below and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible!




Common Falls Risk Factors


This workshop involves your team experiencing some of the main risks that present with age. We look at single indicated risks specific to older adults. The practical element is hugely valuable in helping your team to understand the challenges the older population face. Knowing the association between poor vision, foot pain, reduced stability and increased risk of falls, is a part of your Falls Prevention Policy. Giving your team support in knowledge will help with their overall growth as a valued team member. We have found that with real experience, the attendees gain so much more from the workshop. We have equipment that attendees use, and working with peers, they go about set tasks and then discuss their experiences in the group, to help everyone to take away valuable learning points. They relate the symptoms to real residents they are caring for and gain a greater knowledge on how that person finds tasks. Outline: Identify the common risk factors associated with falls Understand the symptoms associated with these risks Apply learning to practice with working with older adults and falls prevention Duration: 3 hours, Certified 3 CPD points Venue: The workshop can be completed in-house with current team members. Results/Benefits:

  • Increase safety awareness in home to reduce number of falls.
  • Support team to increase their knowledge of common risk factors.
  • Early identification of risk assessment needs due to staff awareness.
  • Greater awareness of interventions in place for residents needs
To find outmore information please click the appropriate request to book button below and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible!




Falls Risk Factors & Best Practice Interventions - (Online)


The falls risk factors and best practice intervention module is an interactive online learning module which provides the learner with knowledge of current falls facts and prevalence data. Review questions are included throughout the module and content navigation tools aim to keep the learner engaged in the learning process along with downloadable PDFs with more in depth information in areas such as falls risk increasing drugs (FRIDs). Six risk factors will be described in detail, with interactive examples of what effects these risk factors have on individuals that lead to an increase in falls risk. from this you will be taught what interventions are best used to manage these. This course will benefit anyone who wants to develop a greater understanding of the main falls risk factors in a healthcare or community setting.​ Outline:

  • Demograhics & prevalence of falls
  • Definitions and categorisations of falls
  • The main causes and consequences of falls
  • In depth identifciation and analyse of the main independent falls risk factors for older adults
  • Implementation of current best practice interventions to reduce falls
  • Importance of education in falls reduction
Duration: 2-2.5 hours, Certified 2 CPD points Venue: Online at a time of your choice for 7 days after enrollment. Results/Benefits:
  • Up to date knowledge on all aspects of falls.
  • Improved reporting of falls and falls risk factors.
  • Greater understanding of how risk factors effects older adults at risk of falling.
  • Enhanced ability to identify falls risk factors.
  • More confidence in identifying the cause of falls.
  • Improved knowledge on best practice interventions to reduce the risk of falls.
To find outmore information please click the appropriate request to book button below and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible!




Bespoke Falls Risk Factors & Interventions - ('Live' Online)


This training is a comprehensive and convenient module that is completed 'Live' online with one of our F alls Prevention Specialists you and your team that incorporates bespoke information about your Nursing Home or Nursing Home group. We cover all current falls facts and prevalence data, the most important falls risk factors and best practice interventions that your team can immediately implement into day to day practice in your home. Relevant data collected from your home or homes can be included in the training whicha can greatly assist the practical implementation of learnings from the day. Review questions are included throughout the module and content navigation tools aim to keep the learner engaged in the learning process along with downloadable PDFs with more in depth information in areas such as falls risk increasing drugs (FRIDs). Six risk factors will be described in detail, with interactive examples of what effects these risk factors have on individuals that lead to an increase in falls risk. from this you will be taught what interventions are best used to manage these. We can tailor the training to integrate your falls policies and systems to ensure that your team can immediately put what they have learned into practice to start preventing and reducing falls in your home or homes. ​ Outline:

  • Demograhics & prevalence of falls
  • Definitions, categorisations, causes and consequences of falls
  • In depth identifciation and analyse of the main independent falls risk factors for older adults
  • How to quickly implement of current best practice interventions into your home
  • Importance of education in falls reduction
Duration: 4 hours, Certified 4 CPD points Venue: Online 'Live' at a time most suitable to your schedule Results/Benefits:
  • Up to date knowledge on all aspects of falls
  • Improved reporting of falls and falls risk factors
  • Greater understanding of how risk factors effects older adults at risk of falling
  • Enhanced ability to identify falls risk factors
  • More confidence in identifying the cause of falls
  • Improved knowledge on best practice interventions to reduce the risk of falls
To find out more information please click the appropriate request to book button below and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible!