Your Safety Is Important To Us
Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
Patients with a history of recent falls and with impaired mobility are predisposed to and at increased risk for falling. Patients with impaired mobility include those who require assistive ambulation devices, those who take psychoactive medications including sedatives, and those of advanced age with its associated frailties. Falls can also result from loss of consciousness due to syncope. Syncopal or near-syncopal episodes can be due to factors such as fasting, blood donation and lying supine.
Please let us know if you need any help.
- You have had a fall in the past 6 months
- Have balance problems
- Have mobility problems
- Difficulty seeing / hearing / speaking / writing
X-rays are safe when used with care. Radiologists and X-ray technologists have been trained to use the minimum amount of radiation necessary to obtain the needed results the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle. The amount of radiation used in most examinations is very small and the benefits greatly outweigh the risk of harm.
Because different tissues and organs have varying sensitivity to radiation exposure, the actual radiation risk to different parts of the body from an X-ray procedure varies. The term “effective dose” is used when referring to the radiation risk averaged over the entire body.
For more information on radiation safety, please click on the document below.