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Provider Number PO342.

CPD1h 10m of CPD
Total Rating(s)313
First Published
Updated21 October 2019
Expires 21 October 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will look at what a fall is, why identifying falls risk is important and what healthcare professionals need to be aware of to appropriately identify fall risk.

  • The importance of identifying falls risk;
  • How to conduct a falls risk assessment;
  • Personal and environmental risk factors;
  • Screening and assessment for at-risk individuals.

In inpatient settings, fall injuries have steadily increased and the impacts of falls on individuals are far-reaching.

Prevention strategies should emphasise education, training, creating safer environments, prioritising fall-related research and establishing effective policies to reduce risk.


Enable healthcare professionals to appropriately identify patients/residents who are at risk of falling through an understanding of what a fall is, why falling is an issue of concern and how to identify environmental and personal risk factors for falling.

Learning Outcomes
  • Be confident in your knowledge of falls to better care for at-risk people and those who have experienced a fall.
  • Immediately identify intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for falling in a variety of settings to better implement preventative strategies.
  • Use validated and supported risk screening and assessment tools to determine an individual's degree of risk or harm from falls.
Target Audience

All healthcare professionals working in both inpatient and community health settings.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Diana Clayton

Diana Clayton is a clinical nurse consultant who works for Peninsula Health in the falls prevention service. She initially set up the inpatient falls prevention program and currently oversees the program in the subacute and residential care settings. She has been in her current role for 13 years and has presented at a number of conferences over that time. She is a passionate advocate for falls prevention across the whole health spectrum. See Educator Profile

Learner Reviews

313 Total Rating(s)
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Stephen Payne
04 Apr 2020

Very well researched and presented.

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Adwoa Agyeiwaa Paintsil
03 Apr 2020


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Nicholas James Chung
03 Apr 2020

Good resource

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Angellika Galano
01 Apr 2020

Reinforced my knowledge

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Marg Smith
31 Mar 2020

Great refresher and learning tool ,informative

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Kathlene Johnston
31 Mar 2020

This was very informative and thought provoking resource on falls management and assessing.

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Sharon Fear
30 Mar 2020

This was a good resource to up date you knowledge and skills in this area.

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lavenia Mar
28 Mar 2020

Resourceful, clear and easy to Understand.

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He wang
25 Mar 2020

Learn more about strategies to identify the falls risk and prevention strategies as well.

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Joceline Balansag
25 Mar 2020

another excellent presentation