Safety

Fire Hazards

To avoid fire risks, the following devices are prohibited from patient rooms:

  • Candles
  • Blow dryers
  • Space heaters
  • Electric razors
  • Heating pads
  • Fans
  • Other electrical devices

To assure patient safety, our facilities department must check all electrical devices and put a sticker on them to clear them for use. Please check with your nurse for details.

Falls

A fall can be a serious risk after surgery or medical treatments. This is why all patients receive non-slip footwear. Patients may also wear their own non-slip slippers or shoes. Please report any spills of water or other liquids immediately.

Other Safety Considerations

  • Help us reduce infections by washing your hands and asking all visitors to wash their hands or use antibacterial gel each time they enter and leave your room.
  • Keep your ID bracelet on at all times.
  • Make sure all health-care workers introduce themselves and wear an identification badge.
  • Tell your nurse if you leave the unit.
  • Keep IV pumps and oxygen monitors plugged into the call light system, and plug in IV pumps when in your room to recharge the battery.
  • There is a designated smoking area in the parking terrace. Please do not smoke in other locations in or near the hospital.