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CPD1h 10m of CPD
Total Rating(s)219
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

219 Total Rating(s)
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Helen Boyd
16 Nov 2019

Excellent resource easily to understand and implement into my work place

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Jennifer walshe
15 Nov 2019

Comprehensive and topic well covered

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Philip Heap
14 Nov 2019

Good learning module that identifies fall risk factors in preventing falls policy and procedures to adhere to and overall easy to understand with relevant material

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Wendy Joan Williams
14 Nov 2019

Great online training- reinforcement of falls risk assessment and prevention

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Tessie Bonde
12 Nov 2019

Excellent presentation.

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Nicole Louise Williams
12 Nov 2019

The presenter is engaging and knowledgeable. Well worth the time to assist with helping older people stay on their feet.

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Alexandra Anderson
12 Nov 2019

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Michelle pearce
11 Nov 2019

This was very helpful

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Peter Hudson
11 Nov 2019

Was a good review of fall related issues

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Marina Bingham
08 Nov 2019

Practical examples given