When you're hospitalized, you want to worry about healing - not suffering some new injury.
That's the thrust of a special informational fair going on this week at Trinity Hospital.
The Care Enhancement Team is holding the fair as a way to stress to all employees that they must focus on the little things to make sure patient safety is maximized.
They set up what they call a "room of horrors" for participants to inspect - and to identify common problems that can be dangerous for the patient -- from sloppy control of a patient's ID bracelets, to cords and trash on the floor.
They're the kinds of problems that can crop up when health care workers are busy with more pressing issues of patient care.
(Andrea Roedocker, Regulatory Standards Coordinator) "Sometimes we have emergency situations that come up and we're not sure exactly where we're going and the next step just because it's been so hectic so sometimes we overlook these things unfortunately and unforeseen events can happen and we don't want that to happen."
Roedecker says you as a patient or family member are also welcome to point out anything you believe may be a danger in your hospital room or other part of the facility you are involved with.