Education & CPD

Falls: Prevention, Management and Review


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  •   Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2019
  •   Registration: Wednesday, 30 January 2019 09:30
  •   Start: Wednesday, 30 January 2019 10:00
  •   End: Wednesday, 30 January 2019 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme promotes a consistent approach to falls reduction and management for older people through risk assessment, individualised care planning and post-falls review. It will outline causes and risks for falls and will assist participants to identify those patients or residents who are at risk of falls. Risk assessment tools such as FRAISE, FRAT and STRATIFY will be explored. There will be a focus on individualised care planning to mitigate falls and promote patient safety, and falls reduction techniques, with the aim of improving patient safety and minimising injuries in the older population. Participants will practise completing a post-falls review.
  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019

  • 09:30
  • 10:00
    Introduction; General Overview of Falls Prevention
  • 10:45
    Risk Factors Relating to Falls in the Older Person
  • 11:30
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:45
    Risk Assessment and Assessment Tools - FRAISE, FRAT and STRATIFY
  • 13:00
  • 13:45
    Falls Reduction and Individualised Care Planning
  • 14:00
    Responding to Falls – Post-fall Review
  • 15:50
    Questions and Evaluation
  • 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Dean, E., (2012) Reducing Falls among Older People in Hospital, Nursing Older People, pp.16-19.

  2. Downing, W., (2011) Preventing falls: how to monitor risk and intervene, Nursing and Residential Care, pp.82-84.

  3. Duffy, A., (2013) The development of evidence-based falls assessment in Ireland, Nursing and Residential Care, pp.421-5.

  4. Health Service Executive, (2008) Strategy to prevent falls and fractures in Ireland's ageing population ,Ireland.

  5. Cameron, ID. Murray, GR. Gillespie, LD. et l Cameron, ID. Murray, GR. Gillespie, LD. Et al (, (2010) Interventions for preventing falls in older people in nursing care facilities and hospitals, Cochrane Review .