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Responsibilities Around Falls Intervention and Hospital Admissions – Residential and Nursing Setting
8 February - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Starting 8th February 2019
These one-day courses will cover how to respond to a fall, including top-to-toe techniques and when it is necessary to phone for help. This course will look at the benefits of evidence-based techniques and how these benefit older people, including reducing falls. This is being delivered in conjunction with the Ambulance Service.
What to expect:
- What to do in the event of a fall?
- Exercise: Who, What, When and How?
- Interventions that can be put in place to help reduce falls
- Post fall observation
- Best practice policy for providers
- Falls checklist and working with urgent care
You will learn how to respond to a fall using a:
- Primary Survey – This initial assessment is designed to help the Emergency Medical Responder detect all immediate threats to life following a fall.
- Secondary Survey – This assessment will help the Emergency Medical Responder identify specific injuries resulting from the fall, and will assist in making the correct decision whether a 999 call is required.
- Having a good understanding and practical skill when assessing falls will give staff increased confidence to make decisions.