The purpose of this course will be to examine the impact and consequences of a fall, risks and hazards which contribute towards falls, and how to reduce the risk of falls. It will increase awareness and understanding of falls and their prevention which will allow the learner to progress into, or within, employment in healthcare of social care settings .
The Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness consists of four units:
Unit 1 – Falls in Context
Understand falls within health and social care context
Understand the impact and consequences of falls
Understand the benefits of falls awareness and prevention
Unit 2 – The Risk Factors and Causes of Falls
Know the factors that increase the likelihood of falls
Understand how falls may be caused by personal factors
Understand how falls may be caused by environmental factors
Unit 3 – Falls Assessment and Prevention
Understand how an individual’s risk of falls can be assessed, monitored and reviewed
Understand a range of effective interventions used to reduce the risk of falls
Understand multi-agency and specialist support available for falls prevention
Unit 4 – Managing Falls
Understand how to reduce the impact and minimise harm in the event of a fall
Understand the role and responsibilities in falls situations and the importance of learning from falls to improve care.
By undertaking this course, you will be able to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress on to further qualifications in social care or related subjects.
Is it for me?
This qualification is aimed at anyone working in a healthcare or social care environment, particularly those that support older people, who have an increased propensity to falls.
No formal academic qualifications are required to study this course. Learners must be aged 19+ and have lived in the EU for the past 3 years.
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