“Guy” went into the hospital for a simple torn rotator cuff repair — too much tennis! Being such an active person, he decided to ignore the nurses’ instructions to ask for help when he needed to get out of bed. Woosy from the anaesthesia, and unfamiliar with the room, Guy tripped on his IV pole trying to get to the bathroom on his own.
Falls are a risk for all patients, not just the young and cocky, but also the old and infirmed — and everyone in between.
Changes in blood pressure and oxygen levels
Pain and Sleepiness
These can all can cause “the wobblies” and falls!
As your loved one’s Care Partner, don’t fall down on the job! Use our quick checklist to help your loved one go home fracture-free.CampaignZERO Prevent Falls