The prevention of injuries due to falls is a critical component in senior health and maintaining quality of life. Thankfully, there are tools and skills that can be put into place to mitigate those risks. The Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum program focuses on step-by-step, evidence-based processes for how to develop and implement a solid fall prevention plan for long-term care facilities, assisted living residences, community centres and other organizations. Help protect the health and safety of your community with this micro-credential training program suitable for anyone working with older adults.
Injury prevention through reduction in falls is a high priority in healthcare today. Those working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care will acquire the knowledge and skills to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program. This revised version of the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum micro-credential program reflects current evidence on fall risk assessment and prevention, universal fall precautions, as well as fresh approaches to successful and sustainable interventions based on proven strategies from the field of implementation science.
Through facilitated instruction in the program modules, you'll build your knowledge and skills and create a fall prevention implementation project applied to a population of interest. You'll interact with your instructor and your peers to discuss the principles you're learning and compare how the concepts apply in your own work setting. Upon successful completion participants earn a professional development certificate.
Flexible online learning: asynchronous format allows learners to continue working while studying
Learn from instructors who are fall prevention experts
Opportunity to apply theory into practice and complete a fall-prevention implementation project tailored to your workplace
Define the scope and nature of the problem of falls among older persons in your region and/or work setting
Provide fall risk identification and assessment
Assess and select fall prevention interventions based on risk assessment and using evidence-based strategies
Identify the social and policy contexts that influence fall prevention
Apply a program-planning model to design and implement a fall prevention program
Evaluate the effectiveness of a fall prevention program
Who is this program for?
The Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum program is designed for those who are working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care, and who have an interest in creating fall prevention plans.
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I truly enjoyed the course, it's content and the way in which the material was outlined. The curriculum developed is extremely effective and user friendly. Each module online reviews the Design, Implementation, and Evaluation aspect very thoroughly. I would also highly recommend the text book to be purchased prior, as it offers sample risk assessment tools and additional resources.
I was really impressed by the amount of participation in the discussion groups
especially given it was an online course.
2019 CFPC Student
Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum] was a great experience for me. Even though it was online, the teacher led it very well from the beginning with weekly explanation and discussions.... Because I have a lot of experience in this field, l could share my experience with others and also l learned new contents.
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Using mobile devices in online courses
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Refunds are subject to administrative fee of $95 up until the start of the course. No refund will be issued after the start of the course.