Handout available for patients and families on Preventing Patient Falls during a Hospital Stay

March 17, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Announcements, Updates & Resources

The UMHHC Institutional Falls Prevention Committee published a short, two-page handout for patients and families with tips and information about preventing falls during a hospital stay.

The handout is part of the UMHHC Fall Reduction Program policy. It explains why we are concerned about falls, the risk factors, and what patients and families can do to prevent falls.

The handout is written in plain language and appropriate for all inpatients, their families and caregivers. Find the handout in the Patient Education Clearinghouse with the keywords “Fall Prevention inpatient”.

To access the Clearinghouse from MiChart, click on UMHS Links on the top bar and select Patient Education from the menu. On the next page, click on the link to the Clearinghouse.

Website: http://pteducation.med.umich.edu/