The abdomen is the area from the bottom of your rib cage to your pelvic (hip) bones. Abdominal pain can be caused by many things, including: indigestion, constipation (not being able to poop), gas, infection (either bacterial or viral), food poisoning, ulcers, appendicitis, gallbladder or liver disease, kidney stones, bladder infections, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms (muscle movements you cannot control). Most abdominal pain goes away without treatment. This pamphlet gives instructions for …
This pamphlet gives ways to lower your risk of falling while in the hospital. Reasons why you may be at greater risk of falling are listed. Topics include: hospital bed safety, getting up, going to the washroom, and safety reminders. The French version of this pamphlet 1656, "Prévention des chutes et des blessures aux soins de courte durée", is also available.
Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this list. Check off all the ways you can make your home safer and help prevent falls. The French version of this pamphlet, 1657 "Prévention des chutes : liste de contrôle", is also available.
Le dépliant suggère des moyens de réduire vos risques de chute pendant que vous êtes à l’hôpital. Les raisons pour lesquelles vous présentez un risque accru de chutes sont indiquées. Le dépliant traite notamment de la sécurité liée au lit d’hôpital et du fait de vous lever et d’aller à la toilette. Quelques conseils en matière de sécurité sont aussi fournis. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1643, "Prevening Falls and Injuries During Your Hospital Stay". This pamphlet gives…
Demandez à un membre de votre famille ou à un ami de vous aider à examiner la présente liste. Utilisez tous les moyens à votre disposition pour rendre votre maison plus sûre et aider à prévenir les chutes. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1649, "Fall Prevention Checklist". Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this list. Check off all the ways you can make your home safer and help prevent falls.
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.
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.
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.
Falls are the most common injury during pregnancy. The weight of the growing baby can shift your centre of gravity and affect your sense of balance. Hormone changes can affect the way you move and walk. Blood sugar level changes or blood pressure changes during pregnancy can sometimes make you feel faint and dizzy. Tips to help reduce your risk of falls.
Falls are the most common injury during pregnancy. The weight of the growing baby can shift your centre of gravity and affect your sense of balance. Hormone changes can affect the way you move and walk. Blood sugar level changes or blood pressure changes during pregnancy can sometimes make you feel faint and dizzy. In the NICU, there is a greater risk of falling because of lines and tubes, special equipment, incubators, dimmed lighting, lack of sleep, and medications. Tips to help reduce yo…
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.
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.
Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians. This pamphlet includes a checklist to help you find out if you are at risk of falling. Tips to prevent falls are included.