Preventing Falls in the Hospital

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This four-page handout educates people about ways to avoid falling while in the hospital. It explains that tests, treatments, and new medicines they may receive can make them weak, dizzy, or confused, and more susceptible to falls. The document provides a list of ways people can prevent falls, such as asking for help before getting out of bed, as well as safety tips regarding clothing, toilet, movement, and use of devices such as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. It clarifies what the patient can expect hospital staff will do to help keep them safe.

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Health Information Translations
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Accidental falls, Health Personnel, Patient safety
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
1/1/2012
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