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NAFC’s intern Megan Spradlin, headed to nursing school for her BSN this coming winter, did some research recently on fall prevention and its close connection to safe toileting. With Falls Prevention Month upon us, it is a good time to revisit this topic. Megan is going to be well primed for MUSC’s accelerated BSN program!
Nationally, September has been designated as Falls Prevention Month. The first day of fall occurs on September 22nd, also a day when passionate people across the country will stand together to observe the 5th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Forty-six states will participate in Falls Prevention Awareness Day this year, joining over 70 national organizations, professional associations, and federal agencies that comprise the Falls Free© Initiative to raise awareness through educational presentations, risk-screening activities, and other outreach strategies. They are standing together to bring attention to...
Now that you are seated comfortably with improved posture, how do you get up? The sit-to-stand maneuver is critical for performing activities of daily living like toileting and getting out of bed. Besides, sitting all day is not good for the body. However, muscle weakness and pain can create a serious roadblock to arising from a seated position. With some simple strategies, you might be able to stand up more comfortably.
1. Create an Adequate Base of Support: Two legs are better than one leg, three legs are better than two legs, and four legs... well, you get the picture. With an adequate base of support, this stable platform can be the launching point for you to maneuver from a seated position to a standing position. While seated, look at both feet and make sure to place them at shoulders width apart. If the legs are too close together, then the two become one and more unstable. Two legs may not be enough for some people. Sometimes, a hand placed ...
DefinitionToilet bowl cleaners and deodorizers are substances used to clean and remove odors from toilets. Poisoning may occur when someone swallows toilet bowl cleaner or deodorizer.This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.Poisonous IngredientDetergentsIsopropyl alcoholPhenolWhere FoundVarious toilet bowl cleaners, including automatic ones
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