Patient Safety

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Your Safety Is Our Priority
At Rehab Hospital we take your safety and security seriously. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak with any staff member.

  • Staff members participate regularly in drills, including fire, disaster and other emergency drills to ensure that we are prepared in the event of emergency.
  • Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne is committed to patient safety. Please call (260) 435-6100 to share any compliments or concerns. Or, you may call (800) 994-6610 to share any comments regarding patient safety with The Joint Commission.

Medication List
You should take an active role in documenting and maintaining an accurate, up-to-date listing of your allergy and medication history. This list should include all prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as herbals, nutritional supplements and vitamins that you are currently taking. You should note dosage, strength and time taken. The healthcare team needs to know this information to provide the best possible care. This information should be kept with you at all times and updated whenever a change occurs.

Restraint-Free Policy
The Rehabilitation Hospital is a restraint-free hospital. We believe that in order to support our philosophy of rehabilitation it is essential to eliminate the use of chemical and physical restraints. We use alternate strategies such as bed and wheelchair alarms, low beds, locating patients in rooms within close proximity to the nurses' station, one-on-one supervision and diversional activities as alternatives.

Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Campus
Rehabilitation Hospital is a smoke- and tobacco-free facility. Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, vaping devices and other similar products, along with the use of any other tobacco products, is prohibited on the hospital campus.

The tobacco-free policy was not created to infringe upon the right of personal choice, but rather to promote and protect the health of those for whom we provide care. It is especially important that those who may have compromised immune systems or other health conditions that leave them more susceptible to the effects of secondhand smoke not be exposed to it while on the hospital campus.

Anyone motivated to stop smoking or using tobacco is encouraged to check out these resources.

Assisting You
Once your family and friends have been instructed by our staff in how to help assist you out of bed, out of a wheelchair or to walk, they should keep in mind the following safety points:

  • Always lock brakes on the wheelchair.
  • When walking, be aware of wet floor signs and other obstacles.
  • Always check with the nursing desk prior to taking a walk. When leaving your room, inform the nursing unit where you are going. Always stay on hospital grounds.

Alcoholic beverages are also prohibited at Rehab Hospital.