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Falls and Fragility

Subject category: General Health and Social Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to raise awareness of falls and fragility and the impact these can have on an individual. Learners will develop an understanding of who is at risk of falling and the implications of a fall to a frail person, and we will explore how to support an individual to minimise their risk of falling.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussions, small group activities, scenarios to risk assess and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
NICE Guidelines - Falls in older people: assessing risk and prevention
NICE Quality Standard- Falls in older people
College of Occupational Therapists- Occupational therapy in the prevention and management of falls in adults Practice guideline
The care Certificate – Standard 13 Health and safety
and the following QCF unit:
Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care

Course content

Definition of a fall
Definition of Osteoporosis
Causes and risks
Physical & psychological consequences
Minimising falls and fractures
Professionals involved in prevention
Importance of recording, reporting and reviewing

Learning outcomes

  • State the definition of a fall
  • State the definition of Osteoporosis
  • Give 1 statistic relating to falls and fragility
  • List causes of falls
  • State the physical & psychological consequences of a fall
  • Describe how to minimise falls and fractures
  • List professionals involved in prevention
  • State the importance of recording, reporting and reviewing


4 hours

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