Things that were simple at home, like getting up to use the bathroom and walking down the hall, may be difficult while in the hospital. Even if you have never fallen before, you may be weaker than usual due to illness, medications, tests or procedures.
Equipment and tubes may also make getting up and walking without assistance more difficult. When you do want to get up, ask us to help you and remember to move slowly and wear shoes or non-skid socks.
Following infection prevention guidelines is an important step in helping to prevent the spread of germs while in the hospital.