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Fall prevention checklist [booklet]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0650
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Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes tips for making your home safer and general advice about fall prevention. Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this pamphlet and check off all the ways you can make your home safe and help prevent falls.
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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 (5 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 tips for making your home safer and general advice about fall prevention. Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this pamphlet and check off all the ways you can make your home safe and help prevent falls.
Notes
Previous title: Fall Prevention
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
0650
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Preventing falls and injuries during your hospital stay

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1643
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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.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Abstract
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.
Notes
Previous title: Fall and injury prevention in acute care
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
1643
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Fall prevention checklist [letter-size]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1649
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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.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
1649
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Prévention des chutes et des blessures pendant votre hospitalisation

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35669
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1656
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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…
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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
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Abstract
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 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.
Notes
Previous title: Prévention des chutes et des blessures aux soins de courte durée
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
1656
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Prévention des chutes : liste de contrôle

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1657
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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.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Alternate Title
Fall prevention checklist
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([3] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
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.
Notes
Previous title: Prévention des chutes : petite liste de contrôle
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
1657
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Veterans' Service Falls Management Program : Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building (VMB)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Veterans' Services, QEII. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1025
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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.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Veterans' Services, QEII
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Accidents--Prevention
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Veterans' Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1025
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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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Preventing falls during pregnancy

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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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Frail to Fit Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fisherman's Memorial Hospital. Seniors' Community Health Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2116
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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.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fisherman's Memorial Hospital. Seniors' Community Health Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Geriatrics
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Exercise
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Preventive health services for older people
Accidents--Prevention
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Seniors’ Community Health Team, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2116
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Preventing Falls at the IWK

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37052
IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0890
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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.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Safety Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents)--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patient safety
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
IWK Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0890
Zone
All Zones
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Preventing Falls in the NICU

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37070
IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0950
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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…
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Corporate Author
IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience
Alternate Title
(Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Safety Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents)--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patient safety
Abstract
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 your risk of falls.
Responsibility
IWK Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0950
Zone
All Zones
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VISIT Program : vitals, interview, safety, inspection, and treatment

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37318
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Seniors LINCS Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2207
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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.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Seniors LINCS Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Geriatrics
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Preventive health services for older people
Accidents--Prevention
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Seniors LINCS Program
Pamphlet Number
2207
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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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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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Home safety : preventing falls at home

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37564
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Falls Prevention. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2270
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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.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Falls Prevention
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents)--Prevention
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Falls Prevention, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital; Adapted from: Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program “Preventing Falls at Home” Sinai Health and the University Health Network
Pamphlet Number
2270
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