Explore a diverse range of reports, guidelines and research materials that support professionals in preventing childhood falls. Access evidence-based practice resources to inform and enhance your work in children’s safety.
COVID-19 and fall prevention resources
These resources were developed from 2020 and beyond to take into account public health restrictions related to the pandemic.
Impact of COVID-19 on Accidental Falls in Canada
Loop Evidence Summary: Fall Prevention and COVID-19
The Loop Fall Prevention Community of Practice developed an evidence summary that reviews the impact of COVID-19 on risk factors contributing to fall-related injuries. It also summarizes current and emerging evidence on the effective planning and implementation of fall risk screening and assessment, fall care, fall rehabilitation and fall prevention initiatives, all of which have become largely reliant on virtual modalities of delivery in order to comply with COVID-19 countermeasures. The summary concludes with key implications for fall prevention policy and practice over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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General fall prevention
Child injury prevention and safety presentations
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute developed this presentation for community-based programs to use in their work with families to help prevent child injuries. This presentation may also be of interest to public health professionals, early childhood educators, daycare providers and others working with parents/caregivers and children. The focus of this presentation is on falls, which are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations in Saskatchewan children and youth.
Injury in Review, 2020 Edition: Spotlight on Traumatic Brain Injuries across the Life Course
This report provides national surveillance statistics on head injuries and traumatic brain injuries across the life course, including deaths, hospitalizations and emergency department visits, using data sources including the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database of Statistics Canada; the Hospital Morbidity Database and Discharge Abstract Database of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System of CIHI; and the Electronic Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program database (eCHIRPP).
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Loop fall prevention webinars
Loop Fall Prevention Community of Practice provides webinars regularly on topics related to fall prevention. These webinars are recorded and uploaded to Loop’s YouTube channel. The webinars are hour-long presentations from experts in the field. They highlight evidence-based information with practical applications for health-care practitioners.
Preventing unintentional injuries in Indigenous children and youth in Canada
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in Canadian Indigenous children and youth, occurring at rates three to four times the national average. This position statement discusses unintentional injuries in Canadian Indigenous children and youth, injury mechanisms and recommendations for reducing the rate and severity of these injuries.
The Great Child Safety Challenge — preventing home injuries in the living room (1-3 years)
Given that children aged 0 to 4 are most likely to fall at home, Child Safety Link developed a video illustrating several challenges to safety that can occur in the living room for children between the ages of 1 and 3 years.
Safe and Healthy Children: A Public Health Resource Manual for Child Care Providers
This resource provides childcare providers with fall prevention tips. These tips can be used by childcare centres themselves, the staff at the centres, and parents/caregivers of the children. Childcare providers play an important role in keeping children safe. This resource provides childcare providers as well as parents/caregivers with actions they could take to decrease the number of injuries in children.
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