Fall and Injury Reduction

Educational resources and current evidence supporting best practice in falls prevention and intervention.

About

This resource guide supports health care providers to:

  • Reduce the rate of falls, fall-related injuries, and fall-related deaths
  • Encourage patient independence, safe mobilization, freedom of movement, and autonomy in decision making 
  • Foster interdisciplinary approaches to  imitating preventative/safety interventions

Education Sessions

Nova Scotia Health is adopting a new Fall and Injury Reduction policy. A series of virtual education sessions about the new policy will take place over the next few months. 

Please note: The link will only be live during the dates and times listed below. 

Fall and Injury Reduction Policy Education Sessions
Date Session 1  Session 2 
Nov. 25, 2021 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00
Nov. 26, 2021 13:00-14:00 14:00-15:00
Dec. 7, 2021 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00
Dec. 9, 2021 13:00-14:00 14:00-15:00
Dec. 14, 2021 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00
Dec. 16, 2021 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00
Jan. 4, 2022 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00
Jan. 11, 2022 18:00-19:00 19:00-20:00
Jan. 13, 2022 13:00-14:00 14:00-15:00
Jan. 18, 2022 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00
Jan. 20, 2022 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00
Jan. 21, 2022 13:00-14:00 14:00-15:00
Feb. 3, 2022 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00
 Feb. 10, 2022 13:00-14:00 14:00-15:00
Feb. 15, 2022 18:00-19:00 19:00-20:00
Feb. 24, 2022 10:00-11:00 11:00-12:00

Assessment Tools and Procedures

Assessment Tools Education

Please consult with your manager/supervisor to determine assessment tools for your unit.

Ordering Supplies

Fall Risk Stickers and Posters

Use the print requisition forms below to order stickers and posters with the fall risk logo.  

Use the following print codes: PrinA1030 (stickers), PrinA1038 (small posters)

eLearning Modules

The eLearning modules listed below are available on the provincial Learning Management System (LMS). To take the courses, log into the LMS and search for them in the course catalogue. 

eLearning Modules:

Best Practice for Prevention of Falls in Pediatric Populations

  • This module will present an introduction into fall prevention in the pediatric population. It will outline risk factors and specific strategies healthcare professionals can use to reduce the amount of falls in patients.

Falls - Assessing Falls Risk using Clinical Judgement

  • This module will provide team members with education to quickly assess falls risk in ambulatory/outpatient settings.

Falls - Assessing Falls Risk using the SCOTT

  • This module will educate team members in how to use the SCOTT Tool to assess falls risk in a long-term care setting.

Falls - Assessing Falls Risk using Timed Up and Go (TUG)

  • This module will educate team members in how to use the TUG tool to assess falls risk.

Falls - Interventions to Reduce Falls and Falls-Related Injuries

  • This module provide education to team members on interventions that reduce falls risk as well as falls related injuries.

Falls - Universal Falls Precautions

  • This module will educate Nova Scotia Health team members on universal falls precautions.

Morse Falls Scale: Fall Risk Assessment

  • This module will present information regarding the use of the Morse Falls Scale (MFS). The MFS is the standardized fall risk assessment tool used throughout adult acute care settings in the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

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