Falls Prevention – A Quick Guide

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This programme will provide an overview of why falls prevention is important, common causes of falls and advice that the pharmacy team can provide to reduce a person’s risk of falls.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Understand the epidemiology and myths surrounding falls
  • List the common causes / factors that lead to falls
  • Recognise the medications that commonly lead to falls
  • List other factors that lead to falls
  • Explain what aids, help and support is available for people to lower their risk of falling
  • Identify opportunities for pharmacists in falls prevention

This programme should take you 30-40 minutes to complete.