Upcoming Injury Prevention Learning Opportunities

Upcoming Injury Prevention Learning Opportunities

Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum Registration

The next session of the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum on-line course is to be offered internationally through the University of Victoria from February 12 to March 18, 2016 with instructor, Phil Groff, PhD.

If you work with older adults in long term care, acute care, and home care or in the community, this updated 5-week e-learning course will help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence- based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Through online, instructor-facilitated learning modules you will: 

·         study online, four to six hours per week, including engaging in peer discussion forums 

·         learn how to design, implement and evaluate a falls prevention program

Upon course completion you should be able to: 

·         define the scope and nature of the problem of falls

·         provide fall risk identification and assessment 

·         provide a selection of prevention interventions reflecting evidence-based strategies 

·         understand social policy and context 

·         provide application of a program planning model 

·         evaluate the effectiveness of a fall prevention program 

For more details and registrationhttps://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Course/Canadian-Falls-Prevention-CurriculumC-An-E-Learning-Course/HPCF215/. Also see flyer attached.

 Course Fee: $210 CAN plus $10.50 GST

Required textbook: Fall Prevention Programming by Vicky Scott, PhD, RN, through www.lulu.com 

For more information call 250-721-8558 

 The CFPC is an evaluated course, developed by a team of experts in fall prevention, adult education and clinical practice under the leadership of Dr. Vicky Scott with funding provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Population Health Fund.  More information about the course is also available at www.canadianfallprevention.ca.

A Million Messages Online Learning Module

The newly revised A Million Messages (AMM) online learning module is now available. Please find an infographic attached to this email introducing the new AMM online learning module with links to internal and external learning sites.

All professionals who work with young children and their families are encouraged to access the online program and learn about burden of injury in young children and how to deliver key messages about injury prevention to families with young children. 

*Apologies for cross postings

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