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.
The VISIT Program is a partnership between Seniors LINCS and Emergency Health Services (EHS) to provide in-home primary care to seniors living in the Annapolis Valley area. This pamphlet explains what the VISIT Program includes, how to decide if the program is right for you, how the program might help you, what will happen at the visit, and how to get a referral for the program. Contact information is also provided.
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.
Falls among older adults are a common problem. Up to half of residents in long-term care may fall each year. This pamphlet explains situations when most falls happen, what raises your risk of falling, and what staff in the Veterans' Memorial Building may ask you to do while living in this unit to prevent falls from happening.
Frail to Fit is a supervised falls prevention program for older adults who are not able to attend a more strenuous community-based program. This pamphlet explains what the Frail to Fit Program includes, how to decide if the program is right for you, how the program might help you, and how to register for the program. Contact info is also provided.
This pamphlet explains the role that you and your family play in terms of safety during your child's hospital visit. Guidelines are provided on the following topics: preventing child abduction, preventing entrapment, preventing your child from getting tangled or being strangled in hospital equipment, fall prevention, infections, pressure ulcers, sleep, Internet usage, medicine safety, safe play, and bath safety. The French version of this pamphlet 2166, "Conseils pour la sécurité des patients -…
Ce dépliant explique le rôle que vous et votre famille jouez en matière de sécurité lors du séjour de votre enfant à l'hôpital. Des conseils sont fournis sur les sujets suivants : prévention de l'enlèvement d'enfants, prévention du risque de coincement, prévention du risque d'entortillement ou d'étranglement de votre enfant dans le matériel d'hôpital, prévention des chutes, infections, plaies de pression, sommeil, utilisation d'Internet, sécurité des médicaments, jeux sécuritaires et sécurité a…
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.
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.
This pamphlet explains the role that patients and their families play in terms of safety within NSHA. Guidelines are provided on the following topics: infection control, bringing food from home, fall prevention, personal furniture, fire safety, equipment inspection and general safety. The French version of this pamphlet 1794, "Information sur la sécurité des patients et familles", is also available.
"Code Status" are the words used by hospital staff to describe the procedures that can be performed on a patient if the heart stops or the lungs fail. This pamphlet explains all three code statuses: full code, no code/do not resuscitate, and comfort care/allow natural death. This pamphlet is for use by patients at the QEII, adapted from a pamphlet created by Hants Community Hospital.
Le présent livret explique le rôle que jouent les patients et leurs familles au niveau de la sécurité au sein de la RSNE. Des lignes directrices sont fournies sur les sujets suivants : prévention des infections, nourriture apportée de la maison, prévention des chutes, objets personnels, sécurité incendie, inspection du matériel et sécurité générale. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Patient and Family Safety Information" pamphlet 1507. This pamphlet explains the role that patients and…