Time to complete: Approximately 20 minutes
About this Course
Preventing Falls in Long-Term Care for Clinical Team Members is a self-paced orientation course on fall prevention that will equip or refresh LTC team members on the knowledge and skills required to support residents.
Falls can result in serious injury, hospital admission, and long-term loss of mobility and function. By taking this course, team members in clinical roles will learn about fall risk factors, falls risk assessments, interventions and strategies for falls prevention, and strategies for communicating about falls prevention with residents, essential care partners, and other team members.
Learners will receive an Ontario CLRI certificate for completing this course.
About the Orientation eLearning series
The Orientation eLearning courses, created by the Ontario CLRI at the RIA, provide education for new team members during orientation, and for existing team members during their annual training. These scenario-based learning courses ensure that learners have the knowledge and skills needed to assist the people they support and are in line with Ministry of Long-Term Care guidelines. They were developed using evidence-based best practices and adult education principles, in collaboration with subject matter experts and LTC leaders.
This course is for long-term care team members in clinical roles.
This eLearning course, part of the Orientation course series, was developed by the Ontario CLRI at RIA in 2022 with the generous support of Schlegel Villages. We would like to thank the people who contributed to the development and review of content for this course:
Subject Matter Experts
Dr. Caitlin McArthur, PhD, MScPT, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
Christine Hames, R.Kin, Program for Active Living, Schlegel Villages
Dr. George Heckman, MD, FRCP (C), Schlegel Research Chair in Geriatric Medicine, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, contributed guidelines used in the section on Orthostatic Hypotension.
This course was developed in collaboration with an advisory panel of LTC team members: Abena Nyarko, Ashley Archibald, Dominga Andiso, Feihong Cai, Kaimei Rosemary Liu, Manpreet Harika, Olivia Francis, Rosemarie Cruz, and Tammy Casado.
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