HOW IT OCCURS IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING
Prolonged use of some medications.
Overdose of drugs and medications.
Inhalation of detergents used in a hospital.
Ingestion of contaminated food by patients causes botulism.
Prescription of allergic medication to patients
DANGERS OF POISON TO PATIENTS,
VISITORS & WORKING PERSONEEL
• Difficulty in breathing
• Some patients coma death may result
• Internal organ damage; brain damage
• Skin rash
PREVENTIONS OF POISONING
Keep all poisonous substances in a lockable cupboard, out of reach of all patients
All chemicals must be stored in bottles that a clearly labelled with the name of the
chemical and strength of solution.
The bottles should be clearly marked poison, with a lid that is tightly closed when
Poisons must not decantated into other bottles
Keep cleaning products in their original containers.
Throw away old medicines or other potential poisons
HOW FALLS OCCUR IN HOSPITAL SETTING
• Slippery floors
• Lack of energy
• Impaired awareness
• Patients on high risk medication(sedatives and
• Impaired vision
• Improper waste disposal( banana peels)
DANGERS OF FALLS TO PATIENTS, VISITOR
AND WORKING PERSONNEL
• Osteoporosis( holes in bones)
PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO FALLS
• Put ‘slippery floor’ signs on wet floors
• Have your eyes tested regularly
• Use an assistive device if you need help feeling steady when you walk
• Find out the effects of the medication you take
• Wear properly fitting shoes and non slippery shoes
• Light up the wards
• Practice proper waste disposal