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Assisting the Fallen Person (Part 1)

Distance Learning , Online learning
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Target Audience
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
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Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Health and Safety
Course description

This course will be delivered via Online Recorded Video, and you will not be expected to attend a specific venue.

This is a Distance Learning Course via presentation on YouTube and a Microsoft Form Quiz and takes approximately 2 hours to complete. 

For those without access to Microsoft forms a hard copy can be sent by special request. Please add this to the special requirements box on the portal when signing onto the course.

The course is the theory (Part 1), covering Assessment of the Fallen Person using a decision-making tool/check sheet to assess for injury and is there a need to call for an ambulance. The check sheet can also be used for information gathering prior to an ambulance arrival for the injured person.
For the uninjured or minor injury the course covers how to assist with self-help from the floor or when to call for and the use of a Elk lifting cushion, Felgains Lifting Chair or a Hoist.

This course has a no practical element.

The course covers:

• Fallen person check sheet
• Additional information relating to fractures which may not have been covered in basic first aid training
• Pain assessment
• Body checks
• History taking
• Practicals in scenario style for body checking included in the workbook
• Decision making for self-help or equipment use.


Training objectives

To give staff the ability to make a decision on whether to assist a fallen person from the floor, possible reasons for the fall and history taking for healthcare professionals to use for possible minimisation of further risk of falls.

An understanding of the importance for completing the check sheet prior to assisting a person from the floor or for healthcare professionals to use in ongoing treatment.

How to use self-help from the floor.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, it is anticipated candidates will:

• Have additional information to enhance their basic first aid knowledge relating to fractures
• Have additional knowledge relating to pain
• Understand the need for professional assistance for specific medication or conditions
• Know how to carry out a body check
• Know how to guide the fallen person into self-help from the floor.

Additional Information

All candidates should have already undertaken Basic First Aid (as Care Certificate Standard 12 and Basic Moving and Handling Awareness)

Face to Face Assisting the Fallen Person is available as a Bespoke Course upon direct request from the trainer.

Please contact Ann Holland by email:

Start Date
Tuesday 16 August 2022
End Date
Tuesday 16 August 2022
Closing Date
Monday 15 August 2022
00:00 - 00:00
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