For elderly people, a fall can lead to much more than a scraped knee or a nasty bruise. A fall can not only cause serious injury but can be traumatic too. With the right training course, the risk of falls can be greatly reduced, and carers can learn how best to act if one does happen.
The Falls Champion Trainer Course is designed to empower participants with the knowledge and expertise needed to become effective trainers in the field of fall prevention and management. The course focuses on developing a comprehensive understanding of falls risk assessment, intervention strategies, and educational methods. Participants will learn how to lead and facilitate training sessions, equipping them to educate healthcare professionals and caregivers in preventing and addressing fall-related incidents.
Falls Champions are healthcare professionals who can reduce the risk of falls and provide immediate support in the event of a fall.
Many healthcare institutions have implemented inhouse "Falls Champions" via a train the trainer program delivered by Guardian Angels to enhance their knowledge and skills.
A Falls champion plays a pivotal role in promoting elderly fall prevention strategies within healthcare organisations. They are responsible for conducting risk assessments, implementing interventions, educating staff, and monitoring outcomes to reduce the occurrence of falls among patients.
The primary objective of our "Falls Champion train-the-trainer" program is to equip Falls
Champions with fall prevention knowledge so they can cascade this to the local workforce to reduce falls within healthcare.
As mentioned earlier, falls do more than just cause physical harm. If an older person has a nasty fall, their confidence will be affected even when they’ve recovered. It is the responsibility of carers and nurses to help people live life to the fullest; preventing falls can help with this.
There are many ways to reduce the chance of a fall. All of these are covered in detail in our Guardian Angels training course, as well as what to do in the event of a fall. Once certified, a Falls Champion can lay out important guidelines for the rest of the team to educate and support them in their caregiving,
There are also fall prevention exercises that can help the elderly reduce the impact of a fall. Giving them information and techniques can help reduce the feeling of helplessness some elderly people struggle with and help them retain their independence.
Here are the main topics covered in our Falls Champion course:
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
This course aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge to become effective Falls Champion Trainers, empowering them to lead educational efforts, promote falls prevention, and make a positive impact on the safety and well-being of individuals across various healthcare and caregiving settings.
After completion of this course, the participants will achieve a certificate to validate their knowledge which would last for 3 years. Once delegates have obtained the certificate, they can train fall prevention and management in-house, leading to fewer falls and a confident team.
A Falls Reduction course will be provided to the purchasing organisation for use in-house.