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This conference focuses on falls prevention and management in older people with a focus on ensuring effective and resilient falls prevention activity. The conference will update delegates on the New World Guidelines for Falls Prevention and Management in Older Adults and highlight the impact of the pandemic on older people and falls prevention. Sessions throughout the day will focus on activity and falls, developing falls prevention and healthy ageing, understanding human factors in falls prevention, meeting the psychological needs of those who have fallen or are at risk of falls, improving falls education and awareness, effective personalised multidisciplinary assessment, reducing falls on the ward, falls and mental health including delirium prevention, medication management and improving secondary prevention. The conference will also discuss key elements in the reduction of falls in your service including strength, balance and exercise promotion, managing underlying health issues, developing personalized falls prevention care plans, frailty presenting as falls and improving the systems for falls monitoring, investigation and learning.
"Falls are the number one single reason why older people are taking to the emergency department, and around 30% of people 65 and over will fall at least once a year. Care outside hospital is of particular importance for older people living with frailty, who are much more likely than younger people to be admitted to hospital, and likely to have a longer stay when they are admitted."
NHS England Plan for Recovering Urgent and Emergency Care January 2023
"Falls and related injuries are increasingly common, and an important driver of demand for urgent and emergency care. They can negatively affect functional independence and quality of life and, when resulting in a lie of over one hour in length, are also strongly associated with serious injuries, admission to hospital, and subsequent moves into long term care."
Going further for Winter, NHS England October 2022
Benefits of attending:
Network with colleagues who are working to improving falls prevention and management in older people
Reflect on the 2022 World Guidelines for Falls Prevention
Develop your skills and improve competence in falls prevention and management
Improve your skills in the development of healthy ageing and effective strength and balance programmes
Examine how a human factors approach could support you to prevent falls
Learn from established in the development of multidisciplinary assessment and post fall protocols
Understand how you can better meet the psychological needs of those who have fallen
Improve falls education and awareness in older people and support people to change behaviour
Identify and manage people at risk of falling, and effectively investigate and learn from falls when they do occur
Improve secondary prevention of falls and fractures
Learn from best practice in dementia, delirium prevention and falls
Update your knowledge on how effective medicines management can reduce falls
Self assess and reflect on your own practice
Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes