Inservice Training: Fall Prevention

Course Description 

Falls are the leading cause of death from injury for older adults. This program teaches how to reduce the risk of falls inside and outside of the home while encouraging independence. Learn about medical conditions that contribute to falls, why the elderly are at greater risk for falls and how to make the home a safe environment.

Course Objectives

 

Upon completion of this course, the learner will understand:

  • Falls And The Older Adult

  • The Physical And Emotional Effects Of A Fall

  • The Goal Of Fall Prevention

  • Fall Prevention For Care Providers

  • Proper Shoes

  • Medications That Increase Fall Risk

  • How To Prevent Falls In The Home

  • Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom

  • Stairs, Lighting

  • Outdoors

  • How To Use A Gait Belt

  • Walkers

Instructions:

  1. Please review the course material below

    • PDF

    • Video

  2. Take the online quiz and it will be electronically submitted or you can come into the nearest 1st Advanced Care office to complete.

 

Quiz must be passed with a score of 80% or higher in order to complete the course.

Course Material