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10 tips to prevent falls while you are in the hospital
Tips to prevent falls
Certain medicines, general weakness, and new surroundings during your hospital stay can increase your risk of falling.
Tips for family and friends
The nurse identifies patients who may be at risk for falling with red slippers and/or special signs.
Please speak up about safety concerns to the nursing staff. This includes information about the risk of falling, or a recent history of a fall.
Patient safety and comfort are important to the health care team. Family and friends can also help. Please read the information in this fact sheet so you can remind your family member or friend of the 10 tips to prevent falls.
You can also do the following.
If you have any questions, please ask a member of your health care team.
Source: Allina Patient Education, Ten Tips to Prevent Falls While You Are in the Hospital, safe-ahc-12197
Reviewed by: Allina Patient Education experts
First Published: 06/01/2007
Last Reviewed: 10/01/2009