Excellence in Quality
Quality Improvement Plan
Quality at St. Michael’s: Falls Prevention
A bad fall in hospital can lead to many problems and a longer stay. Learn how we’re protecting patients from falling.
A bad fall in hospital can lead to many problems and a longer stay.
As your care team gets to know you, they will talk to you and watch for signs to assess your risk of falling. If you are at risk, your care team can help keep you safe when you need to get out of bed and move around the hospital.
This year, we’re making sure that your level of risk is noted in your health record. That way, our doctors and staff will all know to do their part to protect you from falling.
- Five minutes with Shirley Bell: The clinical nurse educator discusses efforts to reduce falls on the general internal medicine floor.