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Falls Prevention in Residential Aged Care

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Falls Prevention in Residential Aged Care
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Health, Disability and Aged Care
Course Duration
Subject Matter Expert
Melissa Sinfield - RN BHSc (Nursing) (Hons 1st class) PhD MACN
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The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)
This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of these educational activities entitles eligible participants to claim 45 CPD minutes.

This course has been developed to provide learners with an understanding of the serious repercussions of falls, and how to prevent them, in residential aged care.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for staff working in Australian residential aged care.

It is especially useful for staff who interact directly with aged care consumers, the ‘boots on the ground’ who spend their days providing personal care. These are the staff who can identify changes in the health or mobility of people receiving care and report it so that falls prevention strategies can be put in place.

Kineo is committed to improving the lives of people living in aged care. We have committed to a focus of providing high quality training to one of Australia’s busiest and fastest growing sectors. We know that the aged care sector is heavy on compliance training and staff require ongoing training to stay up-to-date on best practice. We aim to provide your learners with training that is current, engaging and won’t bore them out of their chairs. We’re working with subject matter experts who are as passionate about providing as high a quality level of care to consumers as we are to providing high quality training. 

This course is useful as standalone training, or paired with our existing aged care courses to provide a holistic approach to aged care.

Learning Outcomes

Designed to provide personal care workers and other support staff with an understanding of the serious repercussions of falls, as well as: 

  • what can happen if a resident has a fall
  • how to identify factors that can increase a resident's  risk of falling
  • the importance of falls prevention strategies, and
  • how to identify what can be done to reduce the resident's falls risk.

These courses feature:

  • Rich and engaging animations
  • Activities that promote behavioural change
  • Assessments targeting specific learning outcomes

This course has been developed to ensure key staff in care organisations are ready to implement falls prevention programs, and meet the requirements of Aged Care Quality Standard 3: Personal care and clinical care, and Standard 8: Organisational governance.  

Contextualised Content

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