Education

Advanced Topics in Falls Prevention

Thursday 21 March, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: $440 (incl. GST)

Bookings: tps://www.trybooking.com/457116  

As people get older they are more susceptible to falling over and losing their balance. As falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and hospitalisation in older people, this is one of NARI's key research areas with a focus on identifying physiological and behavioural risk factors, and prevention strategies.

At this one-day evidence-based workshop you will learn:

  • to identify the nature and impact of the problem of falls in older people
  • more about risk factors (medications, cognition, gait and balance, vision, and feet and footwear) and how they impact on falls
  • to understand the issue of fear of falling, its impacts on older people and how to assess it
  • to use specific strategies to assist clients to adhere to falls prevention interventions
  • how adherence impacts on the effectiveness of falls prevention interventions (including exercise)
  • how evidence can be applied in real settings (e.g. hospitals, RACFs, community)
  • how others have dealt with challenging clients

This workshop gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge, share your experiences in falls prevention, and provides the latest evidence to help you improve the care you deliver.

Who should attend:

  • Healthcare providers
  • Allied health, nursing, clinical and medical staff
  • Researchers and academics.

Venue: National Ageing Research Institute