Events

Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum

21 September 2018 – 26 October 2018

  • University of Victoria
  • Online
  • website

Course description

Injury prevention through reduction in patient falls is a high priority in heathcare today. Those working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program. The revised 2017 version of the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum reflects current evidence on fall risk assessment and prevention, universal fall precautions, as well as fresh approaches to successful and sustainable interventions based on proven strategies from the field of implementation science.

Facilitated instruction leads you through a process to:

  • develop strategies and interventions
  • apply current programs
  • understand the reliability and validity of existing resources and tools for screening and assessing fall risk

Upon successful course completion participants earn a Certificate of Completion, and should be able to:

  • define the scope and nature of the problem of falls
  • provide falls risk identification and assessment
  • provide a selection of prevention interventions reflecting evidence-based strategies
  • understand social and policy context
  • provide application of a program planning model
  • evaluate the effectiveness of a falls prevention program

A project will be created throughout the course as you work through modules specific to a population of most interest.

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