Fall and Injury Reduction

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

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 provides 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 Nova Scotia Health.

NEW Universal Falls Precautions Ambulatory Settings 

  • This module will provide education on falls prevention for patients and staff across Nova Scotia Health. To search for course in the LMS catalogue, enter title or course code, 1123.

Support for Providers

  • Webinars: New knowledge and ongoing education opportunities on fall prevention research, policy and practice.
  • Discussion Forums: Where members can ask questions; gain practical, how-to advice; share information to inform their fall prevention practice and research.
  • Event Calendar: Where members can feature their own fall prevention events, find out about Loop webinars and conferences.
  • Knowledge Centre: Where members can access evidence-based information through existing knowledge products or literature search consultations with the Loop Knowledge Broker.
  • Private Groups: Where members can collaborate in private and specific fall prevention projects and initiatives.
  • Networking Opportunities: Where members can develop lasting relationships with other members across disciplines, sectors and Canada.
  • Biweekly Newsletters: Where members can receive ‘heads up’ on the latest Loop activities.