Medicines and Fall Prevention

Course Description

This course is designed to help participants working with someone who is at risk of falling to gain a fuller understanding of the cause, consequences and prevention.

  • Falls and fall related injuries are a common and serious problem for older people
  • 30% of people over 65 fall at least once a year
  • 50% of people over 80 fall at least once a year
  • Falls are estimated to cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion per year

This course is presented by Sylvia Wilson, a qualified Pharmacist and trainer with over 15 years experience. 

Course Topics

  • Risk factors and causes of falls
  • Financial costs and personal consequences of falling
  • The cause of fragility fractures
  • Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
  • Medication that can increase the risk of falls
  • Medication that can cause dizziness / confusion or affect balance
  • Hypertensives and sedatives

CPD Learning Hours:  3 Hours

 
Recommended Audience: 
This course is recommended for people who work in any sector/industry

For a fixed fee of £349.99+VAT we can provide this course at your workplace for 12 candidates

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Next dates for:

Please contact us and we can discuss either scheduling a group session at your workplace, or let you know when this course is next going to run as a scheduled session.

 

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