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Falls Prevention training

Delivered in partnership with County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust this virtual course aims to provide you with knowledge in preventing falls for older people to help reduce admissions to hospital, reduce visits to Accident and Emergency, reduce injuries that are sustained from falls and promote safe mobility.

Who the course is for

This course is ideal for anyone who works in Health and Social Care.

Learning methods

The course is delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams by the Community Falls Team.

 It is one session over approximately 1 hour 30 minutes allowing time for questions that may arise during the session, you will complete an interactive quiz which participants will require access to a smart phone.

What you will learn

By completing this course, you will understand:

  • How to prevent falls in older people.
  • Risks that can contribute to falls.
  • Methods to reduce falls risks.
  • How to reduce hospital admissions, reduce visits to hospital and reduce injuries sustained from falls promoting safe mobility.

Course benefits

  • This course provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to help prevent falls in older people.
  • A greater knowledge of risks that can contribute to falls.
  • Learn methods which can be implemented to reduce falls risk therefore preventing falls.
  • Knowledge to help reduce injuries sustained from falls promoting safe mobility.
  • Certificate provided on completion of training.

Course dates and times

Wednesday 24 April 2024 10.00am - 11.30am 
Tuesday 14 May 202411.30am - 1.00pm 
Thursday 30 May 20241.30am - 3.00pm
Friday 14 June 20249.30am - 11.00am 
Wednesday 26 June 20249.30am - 11.00am 

How to book

To book this course, please email the Community Falls Team at Alternatively, you can contact them on 0191 387 6510 or contact us.

Contact us
Contact County Durham Care Academy
03000 260 222
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Green Lane
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JQ