Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum ©


Course description

Those working with older adults in long-term, acute 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
  • apply current programs
  • 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
  • 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.

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Learning objectives

  • Describe the scope and nature of the problem of falls among older persons within your region and/or work setting.
  • Apply knowledge of fall risk identification and assessment to select the most appropriate interventions.
  • Implement fall prevention interventions that reflect the practical application of evidence-based strategies.
  • Explain the social and policy context that influences fall prevention.
  • Develop a program planning model to design and implement a fall prevention program.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a fall prevention program.

Orientation to Online Learning

You will have access to the Orientation to Online Learning course. This self-paced orientation will help prepare you for the Wound Management for Health Professionals Level I online course. The resources and activities in the orientation will help you learn to navigate the online learning platform, access University resources and become confident learning online.

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