Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum

cfpcThe Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum (CFPC) basic and facilitator courses are available in English and French as two-day workshops or a five-week e-learning basic course online.

The goal of the CFPC is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to operate from an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injury. Included are insights on involving seniors as partners in the development of effective programs and interventions.

Participants learn current effective strategies, and the reliability and validity of existing resources and tools for screening and assessing fall risk. To ensure the potential for synergy in falls prevention along the continuum of services for seniors in the communities, the course covers a number of settings:

  • Community organizations
  • Home support
  • Health service delivery
  • Long-term care
  • Acute care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Emergency services

Contact the CFPC National Coordinator for further details: spph.cfpc@ubc.ca.

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CIPC/CFPC Facilitator Training Workshop

Have you taken the Canadian Injury Prevention (CIPC) or the Canadian Fall Prevention Curricula (CFPC)? Would you like to teach either or both of these curricula in your communities or online? If so, you will benefit from this course.

Participants will gain an understanding of adult learning principles, presentation skills, training strategies and coaching skills. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a joint certificate from the Canadian Collaborating Centres for Injury Prevention and Control (CCCIPC) and the Canadian Fall Prevention Education Collaborative (CFPEC).

This course is offered by the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit. Previous completion of CIPC and/or CFPC training is a requirement for registration.

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For information about the next CFPC, please visit the University of Victoria Continuing Studies website.

If you work with older adults in long term care, acute care, home care or in the community, this updated five-week, self-directed, e-learning course will help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries.

For more information call 250-721-8558 or visit: www.canadianfallprevention.ca.