Falls are well known as a major cause of injury and expense in the health and social care sector and although this is an area of great concern, it is also one that is widely preventable if the correct measures are taken.
This programme studies a range of Falls Prevention strategies and looks at how a proactive approach can help significantly reduce the risk of falling.
The programme also looks at actions to take if an individual does fall, along with any lessons that can be learnt from this.
Specific areas such as risk assessment and effective moving and handling techniques are covered within the programme along with practical advice in the event of a fall taking place. Support strategies and programmes to help individuals become more mobile are then considered.