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Fall and injury prevention in long-term care

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2216
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Most falls happen during transfers from sitting to standing, or changing locations. This may be switching from a bed to a wheelchiar, switching from walking to sitting, or getting on or off the toilet.This pamphlet includes a list of factors that may make you more at risk of falling and general advice about fall prevention.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Long-Term Care
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Accidents--Prevention
Long-term care facilities--Risk management
Falls (Accidents)
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
Most falls happen during transfers from sitting to standing, or changing locations. This may be switching from a bed to a wheelchiar, switching from walking to sitting, or getting on or off the toilet.This pamphlet includes a list of factors that may make you more at risk of falling and general advice about fall prevention.
Notes
Previous title: Fall Prevention
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
2216
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Falls prevention in the hospital : Digby General Hospital, Roseway Hospital, Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth, Digy & Roseway Hospitals. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1974
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Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes info about who is at a higher risk of falling, what to do before coming to the hospital and while you are at the hospital, as well as falls prevention tips for visiting the hospital.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth, Digy & Roseway Hospitals. Rehabilitation Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Accidents--Prevention
Patients--Safety measures
Falls (Accidents)
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes info about who is at a higher risk of falling, what to do before coming to the hospital and while you are at the hospital, as well as falls prevention tips for visiting the hospital.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services, Yarmouth, Digby & Roseway
Pamphlet Number
1974
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Falls and Injury Reduction. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2248
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Hip protectors are plastic shields or foam pads used to protect the hip area. Why hip protectors are needed as well as how to use them are reviewed. A size measurement chart is included. Ask your occupational therapist or physiotherapist if hip protectors are right for you.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Falls and Injury Reduction.
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Hip Injuries - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Accidents--Prevention
Falls (Accidents)
Hip joint
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
Hip protectors are plastic shields or foam pads used to protect the hip area. Why hip protectors are needed as well as how to use them are reviewed. A size measurement chart is included. Ask your occupational therapist or physiotherapist if hip protectors are right for you.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Falls and Injury Reduction, Western Zone
Pamphlet Number
2248
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Preventing falls during pregnancy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36581
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2005
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Falls are the most common cause of minor injury during pregnancy. The weight of the growing belly can change your centre of gravity and affect your balance. Pregnancy hormones that relax your joints and ligaments to get your body ready for birth can also affect the way you move and walk. You may have low blood sugar and/or low blood pressure when you are pregnant. This can make you feel faint or dizzy at times. Tips to help lower your risk of falls are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Prenatal Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Accidents--Prevention
Falls (Accidents)
Prenatal care
Abstract
Falls are the most common cause of minor injury during pregnancy. The weight of the growing belly can change your centre of gravity and affect your balance. Pregnancy hormones that relax your joints and ligaments to get your body ready for birth can also affect the way you move and walk. You may have low blood sugar and/or low blood pressure when you are pregnant. This can make you feel faint or dizzy at times. Tips to help lower your risk of falls are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2005
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