Fall precautions

Fall precautions Teaching 434

Patient instructed to try to rotate his/her body to the side or sitting position in the event of a fall.

Fall precautions Teaching 435

Patient instructed never to stop a fall with his/her hands or elbows. Should a fall occur always maintain elbows, wrists and knees bent to prevent injuries.

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Patient instructed to breath deeply five or six times after experiencing a fall. In the event of any injuries do not try to get up, call 911 or a family member immediately for assistance.

Fall precautions Teaching 437

Patient instructed that if after a fall he or she doesn

Fall precautions Teaching 439

Instructed about good lighting is essential to prevent accidental falls.

Fall precautions Teaching 440

Instructed patient about never walking around in stocking feet and consider sneakers and shoes with laces.

Fall precautions Teaching 441

Instructed about the importance to use an assistive device all the time, while walking and transfer, to prevent falls and possible fractures.

Fall precautions Teaching 442

Instructed patient not to pile up items on the floor, stairway or pathways between rooms.

Fall precautions Teaching 443

Instructed patient in measures to prevent falls using a cane support during ambulation and transfers.

Fall precautions Teaching 444

Caregiver instructed to place a slip-resistant rug on the floor next to the bathtub. This will ensure that the patient can get in and out of the bathtub safely without the risk of slipping or falling on the wet floor.