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Details
CPD1h 10m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)24
Publish Date07 November 2017
Review Date01 August 2019
Expiry Date07 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Falls in the older population is known and recognised as a significant clinical risk area. However, young people fall as well, and can sustain serious injury. This Course cover falls prevention education from the viewpoint of younger people.

Topics include:

  • How do young people (not juist children) fall?
  • What are age-appropriate screening tools?
  • What practical startegies work?

Target audience

All health professionals working with chidlren.

Purpose

the purpose of this Course is to provide falls risk education relevant to younger people and individuals with specific needs to enable health professionals to consider falls prevention from a holistic perspective.

Need

There is limited research available into falls in younger age groups, however, the impact of falls on younger people can be significant in terms of long term disability.

Falls is seen as a major public health problem and it is essential that as health professionals we uphold our duty of care to ensure that all of our patients are safe by understanding the risks associated with falls.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply age-appropriate assessment and screening tools to your practice so that the risk of harm from falls in younger people are reduced
  • Identify age-specific and environmental falls risk factors to better implement preventative strategies for children and younger adults
  • Tailor falls management interventions for younger people with specific needs to reduce their risk of falls and related injuries

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Diana Clayton

Diana Clayton is a clinical nurse consultant who works for Peninsula Health in the Falls Prevention Service. She initially set up the inpatient falls prevention program and currently oversees the program in the subacute and residential care settings. She has been in her current role for 13 years and has presented at a number of conferences over that time. She is a passionate advocate for falls prevention across the whole health spectrum.

Details
CPD1h 10m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)24
Publish Date07 November 2017
Review Date01 August 2019
Expiry Date07 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Preventative Health
Child and Family Health
Patient Safety
Developmental Disorders
Paediatrics
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Learner Reviews

4.5

24 Total Rating(s)

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Alvina Lund
27 Feb 2019

Great resource. Very informative.

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Emma eileen Lyall
14 Feb 2019

So interesting and good resources and feedback about certain equipment used in this area.

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Sara Migotto
07 Feb 2019

Great

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Karina Window
21 Nov 2018

Great thank you

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Pauline Aurora Moody
12 Aug 2018

Informative and very well presented topic.

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Joanne Pegg
20 Jun 2018

Excellent!

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Harriet Travers
04 Jun 2018

Very interesting and easy to understand. Great insights into an area that is seldom discussed or promoted. Great learning.

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Harriet Travers
04 Jun 2018

Very interesting and easy to understand. Great insights into an area that is seldom discussed or promoted. Great learning.

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Leonie Stickley
31 May 2018

Very informative

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joy croucher
31 May 2018

A very interesting resource. CHEERS