firstaid.training@swast.nhs.uk Tel: 0300 369 0350

South Western Ambulance Service First Aid Training

Post Falls Care Course

Who is this suitable for?

Organisations within the care sector who want to attend a course to learn how to better manage the fallen patient.

What will you learn?

  • How to assess the fallen patient
  • How to best manage the fallen patient using appropriate pathways
  • Use of a checklist to confirm findings
  • Review of patient self recovery techniques
  • use of mechanical lifting aids.

 Course duration

1 day (6 hours in total with the trainer).

Location & Booking

The course can be delivered at a venue of your choice or you can choose one of our pre-arranged dates and and locations. To book please call the First Aid Training Team on 0300 369 0350 or email firstaid.training@swast.nhs.uk 

Why choose us?

Every year one in three people aged over 65, and half of those aged over 80 will fall at least once. Fractures from falls are common and may lead to reduced mobility and increasing mortality. When 999 is called to report a non-injury fall, patients could experience long delays as we must respond to life-threatening emergencies first. This training was developed by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust to ensure that elderly, vulnerable patients who have fallen receive the best possible care and in a timely manner. We want to give carers the skills and confidence to assess the situation, be able to assist a patient who has fallen and know how to provide a clear pathway for themselves.   

Cost

£95 per person booked onto an existing course. (Customers who book over 6 places will get 1 free place).

£795 for on site training with a maximum of 12 candidates.

Please note we do not charge VAT.

Dates

Please see our 2019 course dates below. Please contact us to book the date and time of your training.

Gloucester, 14th January 2019

Exeter, Devon, 14th January 2019

Penzance, Cornwall, 14th January 2019

Taunton, Somerset, 14th January 2019

Dorchester, Dorset, 21st January 2019

Bristol, 21st January 2019

Bath, 4th February 2019

Swindon, 4th February 2019

Wiltshire, 11th March 2019

Dorset (TBC), 11th March 2019

Devon (TBC), 14th April 2019

Bristol (TBC), 14th April 2019

We also offer a Post Falls Consultancy and Train the Trainer package, for  organisations within the care sector who want to implement their own in-house post falls training. Customers who purchase any of our falls training will also have the opportunity to purchase Falls Mechanical Lifting Equipment at special discounted prices.