Those working with older adults in long-term care, acute care, 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 falls prevention program. Facilitated instruction leads you through a process to develop strategies and interventions; to apply current programs; and to understand the reliability and validity of existing resources and tools for screening and assessing fall risk.
Upon course completion participants 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; and 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 (i.e., well community, frail community, acute care and long-term care).
This updated five-week distance course begins with an online workshop on how to access online components of the course, locate website resources and communicate with the instructor and other students using online discussion tools to participate in interactive activities throughout this course.
Required Textbook: Fall Prevention Programming by Dr. Vicky Scott. This textbook can be purchased through Lulu Marketing at www.lulu.com for $46.46.
Course Code: HPCF215
Text: Fall Prevention Programming, by Dr. Vicky Scott (required)