Patient instructed to try to rotate his/her body to the side or sitting position in the event of a fall.
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.
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.
Patient instructed that if after a fall he or she doesn
Instructed about good lighting is essential to prevent accidental falls.
Instructed patient about never walking around in stocking feet and consider sneakers and shoes with laces.
Instructed about the importance to use an assistive device all the time, while walking and transfer, to prevent falls and possible fractures.
Instructed patient not to pile up items on the floor, stairway or pathways between rooms.
Instructed patient in measures to prevent falls using a cane support during ambulation and transfers.
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.