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.
Canadian Fall Prevention Conference 2020
Videos of presentations from the Canadian Fall Prevention Conference held in November 2020
Falls among older adults: Part 1 (Fall Prevention Conference 2020)
November 17, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm (EST)
Theme 1: Steppin’ Up with Confidence Plus: The Development and Delivery of a Community Falls Prevention Exercice Program
Presenter: Kristine MacDonald, Prairie Mountain Health
Theme 2: Care Communities – An Opportunity for Upstream Fall Prevention
Presenter: Phyllis Hegstrom, Home Instead Senior Care
Theme 3: Remembering When – Fire Departments Working fo Prevent Fire and Falls
Presenter: Dori Krahn, Saskatoon Fire Department
Falls among older adults: Part 2 (Fall Prevention Conference 2020)
November 17, 2020 from 3pm to 4pm (EST)
Theme 1: Finding Balance: Prevention Older Adult Falls in an Evolving Context
Presenter: Nan Shybunka, Injury Prevention Centre, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Theme 2: Medications and Fall Risk: Educational Outreach as an Intervention Strategy
Presenter: Loren Regier, Canadian Academic Detailing Collaboration (RxFiles AD and CEP AD)
Theme 3: Medication Prescribed to Ontario Older Adults One Year prior to a fall-related injury
Presenter: Yu Ming, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University
Theme 4: Falls Risk Assessment and Management for Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Developing a BC Clinical Practice Guideline
Presenters: Denise Beaton and Megan Oakey, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
Falls among older adults: Part 3 (Fall Prevention Conference 2020)
November 18, 2020 from 12pm to 1 pm (EST)
Theme: Strong, Balanced and FAST: Working Together to Prevent Fall-Related injuries in Older Adults
Presenter: Dr. Cathy Arnold, School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan
Theme 2: Assessing mobility and safety of people with dementia using mobility aids to prevent falls
Presenter: Dr. Susan Hunter, School of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario
Falls among older adults: Part 4 (Fall Prevention Conference 2020)
November 18, 2020 from 3pm to 4pm (EST)
Theme 1: #FallPreventionCanada
Presenter: Valerie Smith, Parachute
Theme 2: Functional Independance in Acute Care
Presenter: Suzanne Baker, Nova Scotia Health
Theme 3: The Injury Pyramid of Impacts and Injuries to Body Parts from Video-Captured Falls in Long-term-care
Presenter: Dr. Vicki Komisar, Simon Fraser University
Theme 4: Vitamin D Supplementation for the Prevention of Falls and Fractures in Residents of Long-Term Care
Presenter: Kathleen Kulyk, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)
Theme 5: Seniors’ Falls in Canada
Presenter: Wendy Thompson and Joanne Bowater, Public Health Agency of Canada
Focus on Indigenous peoples: Part 1 (Fall Prevention Conference 2020)
November 19, 2020 from 12pm to 1:30pm (EST)
Theme 1: Pan-Canadian Fall Prevention Training: Current and Future Opportunities
Presenter: Dr. Vicky Scott, School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia
Theme 2: Indigenous Fall Prevention Network: An Overview
Presenter: Dr. Kathy Belton, Injury Prevention Centre, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Focus on Indigenous peoples: Part 2 (Fall Prevention Conference 2020)
November 19, 2020 from 3pm to 4pm (EST)
Theme: It takes a village to prevent a fall – how Loop helps you stay connected and informed
Presenter: Shameeza Allard, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Focus on women (Fall Prevention Conference 2020)
November 20, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm (EST)
Theme: Balance Flow Yoga: A Community-Based Intervention for Peri and Post-Menopausal Women
Presenters: Dr. Brenna Bath, Dr. Cathy Arnold and Shelly Prosko, School of Rehabilitation Science, University of Saskatchewan Prosko PhysioYoga