We encourage you to ask each person who enters your room to wash their
hands or use sanitizing alcohol gel. That means every visitor and family
members—even your nurses and doctors. We also remind you that it is very
important for you to wash your hands with soap and warm water or use sanitizing
hand gel after you cough, sneeze, use the restroom and before you eat. Please
use a tissue when you cough or sneeze and immediately discard it in the trash.
If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, never your
Other ways you can help prevent
· Ask visitors to refrain from visiting if they are feeling
· Ask visitors to refrain from using the restroom in your patient
· Carefully follow your doctor’s instructions regarding your treatment
getting out of bed, etc.) and don’t hesitate to ask questions so
you fully understand.
· If you have a wound, intravenous catheter, etc., keep the skin around
the dressing clean
and dry. Tell your nurse
promptly if the dressing works loose or gets wet.
· If you have any type of catheter or drainage tube, let your nurse know
promptly if it
becomes loose or
As a patient, you share the responsibility for safe
medication use and we encourage you to work with us to ensure your safety. It is
important that all of the medications you receive while in the hospital are
prescribed by your doctor, dispensed by our pharmacy, and administered by your
nurse so that dangerous drug interactions do not occur. To ensure your safety,
you may not administer your own medications. Please inform your nurse if you
have brought any medications (vitamins, over-the-counter, herbal, samples and
prescription) from home.
Hospitals are unfamiliar places, so please inform our staff
if you have a history of falls or are feeling dizzy, weak or unsteady on your
feet. If this is the case, do not get in or out of bed without assistance. When
walking, make sure there is adequate light to see, point out spills or
obstructions, and wear non-slip footwear. Always make sure the brakes are locked
before getting in/out of wheelchairs and learn to properly use assistive devices
like canes, walkers and crutches.
Our Security officers are available 24/7 to respond to
safety or security concerns. To reach Security, dial “0” from any hospital
Fire and Severe
For your protection, we conduct fire and severe weather
drills regularly. In the event of an actual emergency, please remain calm. Our
trained staff will let you know if any action needs to occur.