Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum

Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum

Upcoming Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum (CFPC) courses start September 20, 2019. Courses run in an online format for 25 instructional hours. Visit the University of Victoria website for more information and to register. Injury prevention through reduction in...

Injury Topic – Falls (Child & Youth)

FALLS – CHILDREN & YOUTH  Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization among BC children and youth 0 to 19 years old.1 OVERVIEW The leading causes of fall-related hospitalization by age include: 1 Infants less than 1 year of age: fall...

Injury Topic – Falls (Older Adults)

FALLS – OLDER ADULTS Falls are the leading cause of injury‐related deaths and hospitalizations for adults aged 65 years and older in BC. 1 An average of 1,023 British Columbians ≥ 65 years old died where the contributing cause of death was a fall 1 OVERVIEW BC...

Injury Topic – Falls

FALLS  OVERVIEW Falls are a leading cause of injury across the lifespan Falls can result in fractures, sprains, and in some cases, disability The cost of falls to British Columbians is estimated to be $1,558 million in 2019.1 Child & Youth Older Adults News Seniors’...