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The Shock Trauma Center offers classes on preventing falls that could lead to serious injury or death.

Through our monthly class, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is committed to arming community members with the knowledge and resources needed for fall prevention.

Fall prevention classes are offered on-site at Shock Trauma and in locations throughout our community. Fall prevention classes teach how to avoid falls to those at risk of a serious fall and provide instruction to the caregivers and families of those at risk.

Keeping Steady With Fall Prevention

Falls are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Falls can result in only minor bumps and bruises, but they can also cause broken bones or injuries to the head and spine. A severe fall could result in a long hospital stay or even death, which is why fall prevention is so critically important.

Because falls are more common and more likely to be serious in our later years, the number of hospital admissions for injuries associated with falls is increasing as the population ages. In fact, falls are the leading cause of patients arriving at Shock Trauma.

Our Fall Prevention Classes

We work with the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation to offer a wealth of educational materials aimed at reducing falls and preventing traumatic injuries.

Attendees will learn the essentials of fall prevention, tips for talking to their doctor, strategies for home modification, exercises and more.

  • Our class, called Fall Prevention Class for Caregivers and Families, is on-site at Shock Trauma at noon on the first Friday of every month.
  • The class is held on the first floor of Shock Trauma in room T1R15.

You can also request a free course, which we'll bring to your community, facility, group or organization.

For more information about fall prevention, please visit the ThinkFirst for Falls Safety website or call 410-328-2035.