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Medication and Falls


This course will provide an understanding of how and which medication can increase the risk of falls in older people, what to do and who to inform when we identify this.

Presented by the Intermediate Care Pharmacy Team. 

Entry Requirements 

Care home must care for Intermediate Care patients.

Who the course is for

All Senior Carers and Nursing staff who manage medication.

Learning method

The course is Face to Face and will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete. It is a Power Point presentation where notes can be taken and questions asked. 

What you will learn

By completing this course, you will:

  • How different groups of medication can increase the risk of falls.
  • What to look for and when to raise any concerns. 
  • Fracture risk
  • Useful tools

Course benefits

  • Build confidence levels of attendees. 
  • Gain confidence and a better understanding of how and why different groups of medications could potentially increase the risk of falls. 

Course dates and times

No set dates, please contact the Technician in your area and a date and time can be arranged.

How to book

To book this course please email the Pharmacy Technician associated to your area, listed below:

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  • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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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