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Falls Prevention Programs for Residential Aged Care and Falls Preventions Program for Home Care

The Falls Prevention Program for Residential Aged Care and Falls Prevention Program for Home Care are two new online training courses developed to ensure care facilitators, managers and supervisors have the appropriate training to implement a falls prevention program in their workplace.

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury in older Australians. As such, care organisations have a responsibility to make sure that the risk of falls is minimised. The most effective way to do this is with a falls prevention program.

The Falls Prevention Program courses for Residential Care and Home Care have been developed to ensure key staff in care organisations are ready to implement falls prevention programs, and meet the requirements of Aged Care Quality Standard 3: Personal care and clinical care, and Standard 8: Organisational governance.  

These courses are useful as standalone training - or paired with our existing aged care courses to provide a holistic approach to aged care. Specifically, these courses are designed to be rolled out alongside the simultaneously-released Falls Prevention courses.

However, while those courses target care workers and assistants-in-nursing working in care environments, the Falls Prevention Program training is targeted at nominated falls prevention ‘program leads’ – staff with key responsibilities for managing and implementing control programs for a wider team. This may include:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • facility managers
  • community care managers
  • quality and risk coordinators, and 
  • educators

These courses feature:

  • Rich and engaging animated content  
  • Self-reflection activities focused on generating printable takeaway documentation that can act as the basis of a falls prevention program in the learner’s workplace
  • Key case studies detailing examples of other organisational best practice 
  • Assessments targeting specific learning outcomes, and
  • Numerous supplementary resources for continued program development.

These courses focus on ensuring that the learner:

  • is able to identify the steps and actions involved in implementing a falls prevention program
  • understands the role of a multidisciplinary team in running a falls prevention program
  • knows where to access falls prevention resources
  • understands how to apply PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) cycles in falls prevention programs, and
  • can evaluated falls prevention programs by measuring processes and outcomes.

These courses have been reviewed by a recognised subject matter expert.

Falls Prevention Programs for Residential Aged Care

Unit ID: 31702

Duration: 45 minutes

Falls Prevention Programs for Home Care

Unit ID: 31703

Duration: 45 minutes

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