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Falls and Fracture Prevention - Certified by CPD

This online course covers in depth topics around the signs, effects and responses of falls and fractures, from what causes a fall, the emotional and psychological effects, injuries, and to what you can to do help reduce the risk of falls and how to respond to a fall.

See below for further information.

Sold By: Me Learning


Falls cost the NHS an estimated £2.3 billion each year, and are the leading cause of death from injury among people aged 65 or older in England. This online course discusses the risk factors for a fall, such as medical conditions and nutrition, footwear to environmental hazards. The course is split into two modules: ‘Signs, Effects and Responses’ and ‘Risk Factors’

Topics covered in the modules are:

  • The physical and emotional effects of a fall
  • How to assess if someone is at risk of a fall
  • How to respond if you find out that someone in your care has fallen
  • The importance of assessing and addressing modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for falling
  • The main risk factors for a fall
  • How to become aware of and respond to these risk factors
  • The importance of educating those in your care on the best ways to avoid falling
  • Why it is important to detect osteoporosis, or weakened bones
  • How to avoid or treat osteoporosis
  • The benefits of an individualised and multifactorial approach to preventing falls
Target Audience

This CPD Certified course is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn about falls, and the methods that can be implemented to prevent falls and fractures for older people, specifically for those working within a care home, or home care environment such as community nurses.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the physical and emotional effects of a fall
  • Identify the main risk factors for a fall and know how to assess if someone is at risk
  • Appreciate the importance of assessing and addressing modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for falling
  • Know how to respond to a fall that has just occurred

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Course assessment and certification

On successful completion of the final assessment a downloadable certificate is immediately available from your Online Training Academy Dashboard.

Additional information

Accreditation/Endorsements: Continuing Professional Development Accreditation Service (CPD)

Audio: No

Available for immediate enrolment: Yes

Completion Criteria: Pass Final Test, Visit All Pages

Course Duration in Minutes: 45

Course Publisher: Me Learning

Language: English

Level: Professional Development

Suitable Devices: PC

Video: No

After placing your order online you will receive the following emails;
• Purchase Receipt Email
• Account Confirmation Email
• Online Training Academy Invitation Email
The subject line of your Invitation Email will read:
Thank you for your eLearning Marketplace purchase.

You are invited to join The Online Training Academy learning portal. Click on the link in the email to open the Online Training Academy sign in page and use your email address as your Username and use the Password that you setup during the checkout process.
Your Online Training Academy dashboard will now be displayed and you will see the course you have purchased.

You will be able to access the course for 12 months.


£20.00 excluding VAT

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