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Falls Prevention

Preventing patients from falling is an important safety initiative across Vidant Health, since a fall in the hospital setting can result in serious injury. Vidant Health use preventive steps known as a “fall prevention bundle.” A bundle is a group of measures that significantly improve patient safety when used in combination.

To keep patients safe from falling we:

  • Assess your risk of falling when you are admitted and throughout your stay
  • Identify patients at risk by adding a yellow clasp to their identification (ID) band
  • Develop a plan to prevent you from falling and clearly communicate it with your entire care team
  • Educate your family about how to prevent falls
  • Use safety methods throughout your stay, such as placing your nurse call bell within easy reach, putting your bed in the lowest position, and providing you with non-slip footwear