Bed Controls & Safety
Ask your nurse for instructions on using the bed controls. Never try to lower the bed's side rails or climb over them. We ask that you keep your top two side rails up at all times. Ask for help when getting out of bed and wear slippers or shoes with non-skid soles. Never use a bedside table or over bed stand for support. they may move under your weight. Use extra care in the bathroom, especially when using the shower, tub, or toilet. Move slowly and use the grab bar for support. don't hesitate to ask for help. Falls are the most common source of patient injuries, especially falls from or near the bed. Your physician will order activity based on your condition. Please check with your nurse before getting out of bed or sitting. Use your nurse call button if you need assistance.
Dentures & Eyeglasses
Dentures and eyeglasses should be stored in the drawer of your bedside table. Please remember that you are responsible for any personal items you bring to the hospital.
Please don't become overly concerned when you hear the sound of a fire drill alarm. Remain where you are unless instructed otherwise by hospital personnel. Fire drills are routinely conducted on all three shifts.
Mon General is a non-smoking facility. Visitors and patients are not permitted to smoke or use tobacco products within the hospital or on hospital grounds.
Personal Electronic Appliances
Hospital safety regulations prohibit the use of your own television or video games in the hospital.. Hospital personnel must perform electrical safety tests on any appliances you bring from home before you use them at Mon General. Please ask your nurse to call Facilities Management to check your personal appliances.
Prescription Drugs & Herbal Supplements
If you were taking prescription drugs before your hospitalization and brought them with you, please show them to your nurse so he/she can record the information, and tell the doctor of your current prescriptions. We ask that you send your medications home with your family or friends after the nurse has reviewed them with you. Your physician will then order what medications you are to have while in our care, and our staff will administer them.
If you have been taking any herbal products or dietary supplements, there is potential that they may interact with medications your doctor may prescribe while you are in the hospital and when you go home. Please be sure to let your physician and your nurse know of any products you were taking while at home.