Vision and Safety Activity
This awareness activity is designed to provide staff and/or patients and families awareness on the vision impairment as a risk for falls and how to foster safe environments, especially as it relates to those with vision impairment. It consists of four posters that can be used to evoke thought and discussion. You can also display the posters in your work area for additional awareness building. In addition, teams can use these aids as brief "Huddle Talks” to increase awareness of vision as a risk factor for fall prevention.
Organization/Sponsor Contact: Saskatchewan Health Authority, Daphne Kemp (email@example.com)
Type of Activity: Awareness Building
Target Audience: Health Care Workers, public
Sector: Community, long-term care, acute care, and various sectors
Costs: Cost for local printing. Contact Daphne.Kemp@saskhealthauthority.ca
Timeline for Activity: Ongoing
Poster 1: Provides a visual illustration of the vision loss associated with dense cataract impairment.
Poster 2: Provides a visual illustration of the vision loss associated with diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
Poster 3: Provides tips on creating safer environments for those with vision impairment.