Falls Prevention Training - HSCP Funded

Contact Hours 7
Event Type HSCP Funded
Specialities Cardiac Care, Gerontology, Intellectual Disability, Management, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Neurology, Occupational Health / Ergonomics, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Palliative Care, Pilates, Professional Issues, Respiratory Care, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine
Presenter Details Mark Sweeney founded Fit For Life in 2001. He now manages a multi-disciplinary healthcare team committed to continuing research and development of healthcare services for the adult and ageing population. Over the years he has developed a great deal of experience and expertise in the assessment and treatment of age-related injuries and conditions. He is continuously attending and has presented at numerous conferences on the benefits of physical activity in the ageing population and has led implementation of best practice models into Fit For Life’s training and services. Recent areas of research and development that Mark is involved in included the development of software to reduce the risks of falls and tele-rehabilitation. His qualifications include a BSc from University College Dublin and MSc in Exercise Physiologyfrom Trinity College Dublin in 2000. He has since qualified as a Physical Therapist and obtained a BSc in Applied Health studies at the Institute of Physical Therapy and Applied Science. He is a current member of the Irish Association of Physical Therapists.
Jessie Morris started with Fit For Life in 2002 and became a Director in 2003 when sheexpanded the company into Munster. Jessie has an MSc in Exercise Physiology and hascompleted specialist courses in Postural Stability and Exercise after Stroke. She is also a Manual Handling Instructor. Her areas of speciality are in falls management and manual handling. She is passionate about managing the company’s development in CPD and keeping up to date with recent evidence and practices that relate to improving client services. This has given her opportunities to get direct experience in research facilities and most recently with The Falls and Balance Research Group in Neuroscience Research Australia. They are leading researchers in understanding physical and cognitive decline in older people, falls prediction and prevention.
Emma Connolly Senior Physiotherapy Manager
Helen Martyn Senior Occupational Therapist
Refreshments Included No
Free Event No
How to Book Complete expression of interest application
Contact Person Philip Murphy
Contact Email pmurphy@iscp.ie
Date 27 Sep 2022 09:00 - 27 Sep 2022 17:00
Member - Falls Prevention Training €15.00
Non Member - Falls Prevention Training €15.00

Date: Tuesday 27th September 

Location: Virtual delivery, one day

Expression of interest deadline: 9th August at 5pm 

Offers sent: 10th / 11th August 

Payment deadline: 19th August at 5pm 


Learning Outcomes:

Falls risk factors and interventions

o Prevalence, definitions, categorisations and consequences of falls in different settings
o Risk factor categories
o Identification and analysis of main independent risk factors for older adults
o How to implement current best practice intervention
o Importance of education of stakeholders
o Best practice falls prevention software and technology

Falls reporting, screening, assessment, analysis and action planning

o Review of all current screening tools available different healthcare settings and in the community
o Review falls risk screening tools
o Establish a referral plan using screening tools
o Apply best practice multifactorial risk assessment
o Current use of screening tools to identify risk and appropriate referral pathways
o Analysis of falls data
o Implementation of effective action plans

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