Cynthia Hubbell, Director of Healthcare Strategy & Development at Tarkett, shared some shocking statistics about slips and falls in healthcare settings at the third-annual New York Hospital and Medical Facilities Summit.
- There are 11,000 fatal falls in hospital settings. They fall and die instantly.
- 1 out of every 3 hospital patients fall.
- Most falls occur in the afternoon between 2 and 4 pm. They don’t want to bother a nurse as they change shifts just to go to the restroom.
- Get the glare and shine off all the floors. Shine is a footfall hazards, risk, slip-fall waiting to happen!