Find information for professional training and education, and published guidelines to help direct clinical practice.
Clinical Best Practice Guidelines: Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury from Falls (Fourth Edition, 2017)
Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum (2017)
The CFPC provides those working with older adults the knowledge and skills needed to apply a public health approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Participants learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program tailored to their work or community setting.
Review of E-Learning Opportunities in Fall Prevention
Community Care Slips, Trips and Falls
[Offered by the Public Services Health & Safety Association] This community care web tutorial will describe the risk of slipping, tripping or falling in the workplace and how you can protect yourself and prevent injuries.
These community care web tutorials were developed through a collaboration with the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC).
Slips Trips and Fall Prevention e
[Offered by the Public Services Health & Safety Association] Slips, trips and falls are common workplace occurrences that can result in serious injuries and disabilities to workplace parties. This course offers guidance on how to prevent injuries in the workplace that are the result of slips, trips or falls from the same level, and from heights. The purpose is to provide awareness and information on generic STF legislation, duties, responsibilities, hazard awareness and controls.
Falls & Older Adults
[Offered by Centre for Studies in Aging & Health] The Falls for Older Adults online educational course is designed for health care providers’ continuing education and professional development. The course aims to improve knowledge about falls prevention, screening for risk, assessment and interventions for fall prevention.
Fall Prevention Education Series
[Provided by Upper Grand Family Health Team & VON Canada] A YouTube playlist. Presentations by allied health professionals from the Upper Grand Family Health Team & Wellington County area, filming and editing by Adam Olivero on behalf of Wightman Telecom (last updated on Nov 28, 2016).
Fall Prevention Module Accredited CME
[Produced by University of Ottawa and the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario, in partnership with the Champlain Local Health Integration Network] Continuing Medical Education course for physicians and health-care professionals, covering the importance of the Fall Prevention program, screening and clinical assessing patients, and referring to Geriatric Services.
Learn how to prevent falls
[Developed by Ottawa Public Health and Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)] This module is for anyone concerned about older adults who would like to learn valuable information regarding falls and fall prevention, such as:
• Personal support workers;
• Friends and family; and
• Older adults who support others close to them.
Positive Steps Work
[Provided by Durham Region Health Department] This evidence-based course helps you to understand how a fall affects seniors, their family and the healthcare system. It looks at the risks that can lead to a fall; and caregiver, family and of seniors’ point of view and the importance of fall prevention. Finally, it helps to identify community resources to help prevent falls.
Step Ahead to Fall Prevention Training
[Developed in partnership between York Region Public Health and Toronto Public Health] The e-learning module is for health care providers, caregivers and individuals who provide care to older adults. The program consists of two modules. Module 1 on Fall Prevention is available to complete online at your own pace.
Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors (TIPS) Fall Videos
[Offered by Simon Fraser University] TIPS is a unique university-community partnership for developing new technologies to prevent falls and fall- related injuries in older adults. TIPS uses innovative approaches (such as video capture and wearable sensors) to determine the causes and circumstances of falls of older adults. We also develop and test the effectiveness of engineering interventions such as protective clothing and compliant flooring in reducing fall-related injuries.
Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) Course
This short, practical fall-prevention course is designed for home health care aides who provide day-to-day in-home care for frail older adults or persons with disabilities. In addition to training, after the course is completed, optional renewable access to the SAIL Resources is available to graduates, as well as to organizations such as home care agencies, health authorities and community health services.