ERIC Number: ED395134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Injury Prevention for the Elderly. Field Test Instructor Coursebook.
This coursebook is intended for use by the instructors presenting a workshop on preventing injuries in the elderly that was developed as a field test of a larger 10-module training program for staff of long-term health care facilities, senior center and adult day care staff, and home health aides. The curriculum guide served as a blueprint for the training modules. Staff from a life-care community, assisted living facilities, nursing facilities, and adult foster care providers located in Nebraska, Michigan, and Maryland tested the prototype module, "Preventing Burns and Scalds." The complete program consists of 10 modules, each of which has four components: (1) an instructor manual; (2) a participant's coursebook; (3) a videotape; and (4) a course examination. The long-range goal of the program is to provide uniform, validated, injury prevention training, and to reduce both the incidence and severity of injuries to elderly people. Included in the coursebook are materials designed to help workshop participants achieve the following objectives: understand the program objectives and their relationship to the training objectives for each module; identify the overall extent and significance of injuries to elderly individuals; identify the mechanics of injuries and their effects on elderly individuals; explain how elderly individuals' characteristics increase their risk of specific types of injuries; identify the hazards and prevention interventions related to injuries; and acquire general awareness of injuries and ways in which caregivers can reduce those injuries among elderly individuals. Among the materials included are the following: workshop objectives; program preface; program objectives; injury prevention model; information on the prevalence/extent of injuries affecting elderly adults, the mechanics of injuries, the characteristics of elderly adults, dementia, and hazards and prevention ideas; and guidelines for teaching the injury prevention modules. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. on Aging (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Walker (Bonnie) and Associates, Inc., Crofton, MD.
Note: The 10 modules in this program are available from Aspen Publishers, Inc., 7201 McKinney Circle, P.O. Box 990, Frederick, MD 21701 ($995 set).