Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Topics to Consider in Client Education and Training

• definition of a fall (ACSQHC, 2009a, b),
• results of falls risk assessment and clients own risk factors (SHN, 2010),
• environmental risk factors (ACSQHC; Hill et al., 2009),
• safe transfers (SHN),
• safe use of assistive devices (SHN),
• basic foot care and footwear (ACSQHC, 2009 a, pg.61-66),
• medication (ACSQHC; SHN),
• hip protector use (ACSQHC, 2009a, pg. 11-116 & e.g. Hip Protector Education Plan- Appendix 9, pg. 173),
• improving nutritional status (SHN),
• psychological issues (SHN).

Websites
SHN. (2010). Reducing Falls and Injuries From Falls, Getting Started Kit. Appendix E - Selected Falls Prevention Educational Resources, pg 69-70. Available at: http://www.saferhealthcarenow.
ca/EN/Interventions/Falls/Pages/default.aspx