When you are in the hospital for a procedure, we take special precautions to make sure you can move from one place to another safely.
Reducing the Risk of Falling
- When getting up, ask for help and wait until someone comes to help you.
- Get up slowly from the bed or chair to prevent dizziness. Use a walker, crutches, cane or wheelchair if needed.
- Use grab bars in the bathroom and handrails in the hall.
- Keep personal items within easy reach. Use your call button to get help if you can't reach something you want.
- Wear non-skid socks or slippers. If you need some, ask your nurse for a pair.
- Leave the side rails on your bed up, unless a staff member says it is OK to lower them.
- Family and friends may be able to help. Check with the nurse before having a family member move you.
- If you fall, stay calm. Call for help and press your call button if you can. Wait for help to arrive.
- Bronson uses special equipment to help move or lift patients of all sizes. The equipment makes it easier to move safely and helps reduce injuries to staff members.