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Chapter Listing

Facts About Falls - DEMO

Preview

Chapter 1: Introduction

The Reality of Falls

Each year, one in every three adults ages 65 or older falls and 2 million are treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries and the risk of falling increases with each decade of life. The long-term consequences of fall injuries, such as hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), can impact the health and independence of older adults. Thankfully, falls are not an inevitable part of aging. In fact, many falls can be prevented. Everyone can take actions to protect the older adults they care about.

This course is designed to provide the facts about Falls, the risks and the causes.

Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify how frequently falls occur and what harmful consequences may follow an episode of falling
  • Recognize the different causes of falling
  • Identify which residents are at higher risk for falls
  • List external risk factors for falls

Curriculum

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Facts About Falls

  • How Frequent are Falls?
  • Where and When do Falls Occur?
  • How Serious are Falls?

Chapter 3: Causes of Falling

  • What is a Fall?
  • Why do Residents Fall?

Chapter 4: Fall Risk Factors

  • Internal Risk factors
  • External Risk Factors

Chapter 5: References

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