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

  • No application process, no pre-requisites, 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 micro-credential, learners will explore the various risks of falling and how to identify them.  Additionally, learners will learn the importance of at-home safety checks and the risks to look for in your home.

Review the curriculum below to see the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the micro-credential 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 micro-credential for 90 days to work through the content.

Course curriculum

    1. Before we begin...

    2. Navigation

    3. Introduction

    4. Learning Objectives

    5. Resources

    1. Falls and Population 1/2

    2. Falls and Population 2/2

    3. Fall Risks

    4. Safety Check

    5. Safety Check - Floors

    6. Safety Check - Steps and Stairs

    7. Safety Check - Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom

    8. Fall Safety Interactive

    1. Keeping Active and Staying Mobile 1/2

    2. Keeping Active and Staying Mobile 2/2

    3. Assistive Devices

    4. Wheelchair Safety

    5. Medication

    6. Nutrition 1/2

    7. Nutrition 2/2

    8. Within Reach

    1. Safe Transfers and Standing

    2. Wheelchair Transfers

    3. Assisting Wheelchair Transfers

    4. Safe Standing

    5. Assisting Safe Standing

    1. Proper Foot Care

    2. Basic Foot Care

    3. Assisting with Foot Care

    1. After a Fall

    2. Getting Up from a Fall

    3. Assisting Someone Up

    4. Fall Recovery

    5. First Aid

About this course

  • $110.00
  • 38 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

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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