Here are some of the highlights for this micro-credential.

  • No admission requirements, no application process, no pre-requisites, and open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the micro-credential

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature

Micro-credential Overview

In this six-hour micro-credential, healthcare professionals will explore how to identify high-risk patients, the signs and symptoms of a fall, and the interventions that can be implemented to prevent and reduce patient falls. 

Review the curriculum below to see the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.


  • 1


    • Before we begin...

    • Course Navigation

    • Introduction

    • Learning Objectives

    • Resources

  • 2

    Lesson 1 - What is a Fall?

  • 3

    Lesson 2 - Risk Factors

  • 4

    Lesson 3 - Risk Assessment Tools

  • 5

    Lesson 4 - Interventions

    • Risk Assessment Goals and Interventions

    • Interventions 1/3

    • Interventions 2/3

    • Interventions 3/3

    • Safety Check

    • Safety Check - Floors

    • Safety Check - Steps and Stairs

    • Safety Check - Kitchen, Bedrooms and Bathrooms

    • Care Scenario Videos 1/2

    • Care Scenario Videos 2/2

    • Care Scenario 2 Multiple Choice

  • 6

    Lesson 5 - Communication

  • 7

    Lesson 6 - Education

    • Education

    • Education Games

    • Education Resources

    • Medication

  • 8

    Lesson 7 - Safety Equipment

    • Assistive Devices, Alarms, Restraints and Safety Equipment

    • Wheelchair Seat Belts & Safety

    • Wheelchair or Geri Chair Tabletops

    • Beds and Alarms

    • Walking Aids and Hip Protectors

  • 9

    Lesson 8 - When a Patient Falls

    • When a Patient Falls

    • After the Fall

  • 10

    Summary and Knowledge Check

    • Summary

    • Final Knowledge Check

    • Case Scenario 1/2

    • Case Scenario 2/2

    • Conclusion

    • References

Industry Expert & Content Creator

Kristen Peach, Registered Practical NurseBorn in Ontario and moved to Newfoundland and Labrador with her family at age 8. She has always wanted a career in health care. In 2016, she graduated from the Licensed Practical Nursing program at the Centre for Nursing Studies in St. John’s, NL. She began her nursing career as an LPN working in a Level 3 Care facility with Eastern Health. She worked on contract in Chesterfield Inlet, NU, at Naja Home, a care home for children and young adults. . Now living in Sarnia, ON, she is trained in Acute, Surgical, and Community Nursing. She has also been a partner with Lambton College as a facilitator for PSW courses as well as Content Creator for Sault College.  She finds caring for the public and teaching others has been a very rewarding experience.


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