Do you know what the number one reason for injury is in our state, county and hospital?
Published September 21, 2015
Falls account for the number one injury mechanism in the county, at our hospital and statewide! And we aren't just talking about our patients...
The number one reason for caregiver injury at Providence Regional Medical Center is falls. Protect yourself and the people around you by not texting and walking, slow down in the hallways, and be aware of the things around you. Stay focused on your task at hand and avoid multi-tasking.
Our emergency department sees many patients who have been hurt by a fall at home. Trauma Medical Director, Beth Stuebing MD, MPH, says,“In the United States, falls are the highest cause of trauma related death and attribute to increased emergency department visits for those over 65.” Many of these falls are preventable- if you have a loved one that could benefit in fall prevention information, we encourage you to show them this brochure from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.