We are pleased to present you the Educational Web Series “CAring after a fractuRE (CARE)”, an initiative of the FFN Education Committee (EduCom), supported by an unrestricted grant from AMGEN Inc.
A hip fracture is an acute event for older patients who require immediate and increased carers support as they face decreased physical function. Carers of older patients with hip fractures have to cope with physical, psychological, and social stressors as they often have difficulty adapting to their new role, managing the burden, and accessing and understanding the information regarding the rehabilitation and care needs of the patient.
The education support of carers empowers them to develop practical strategies for better patient care and encourages them to better manage the burden of caring. Interventions improving educational and social support for family carers of older adults were found to effectively increase caregivers’ confidence, coping ability, and caring outcomes.
This Educational Series consists of 13 animated and interactive modules. To access the content, the learner has to register, creating his/her own account and filling in his/her profile. The Course is divided into three phases: (i) assessment of basic knowledge on the Series topics, (ii) completion of the 13 modules, (iii) re-evaluation of the information learned, Series evaluation survey and award of certificate of attendance. The learners will have the opportunity to contact the authors of the modules for any clarifications and doubts and will be provided with technical support via the e-mail address: [email protected]
Enjoy this initiative completely free of charge!
We hope to contribute with better care and knowledge on fragility fractures management.