Placing anti slip tape in the bathrooms of hospitals should be strongly considered as a method of improving hospital patient safety. The following is by no means meant to sound insensitive to the plights of those who are admitted into hospitals for certain and specific ailments, surgical needs, or any other reason. Most often, a persons stay at a hospital likely means they are not physically able to perform as they would normally, which means they are more prone or susceptible to accidents, including slips and falls. Couple the susceptibility to accidental slips and falls with a feeling or sensation of physical weakness, and you can probably conclude that accidental slips and falls are a frequent occurrence in hospitals. In addition, the spillage of liquids, whether it be from food and drinks, cleaning products used to clean the floors of hospitals, or floors becoming and remaining wet from showers is also a frequent occurrence at hospitals. All of these mentioned forms of liquids can all be slippery, which can be quite dangerous to someone who is staying at a hospital and is experiencing a weakened condition. It should also be considered dangerous to those working at a hospital, who are constantly being pulled in several different directions in what is usually a hectic daily routine that exposes the hospital worker to situations where an accidental slip and fall could befall him or her.
Almost everyone has some sort of hospital experience they can recall, and can probably imagine scenarios in a hospital where people working and admitted to a hospital would be more prone to slipping and falling. However, for the purposes here, the focus is on what is probably the most frequent occurrence of accidental slips and falls in a hospital, and that is by a hospital patient while in a bathroom. Hospital bathrooms are equipped with showers and sinks, and patients staying in a hospital room for an extended period are doing so because they are not yet ready to be released to their own faculties. Therefore, the flag of caution should already be raised as a concern that hospital patients, when using the bathrooms in their hospital room, could be endangering themselves to an accidental slip and fall after showering. By installing anti slip tapes in the bathrooms of hospitals, hospital decision makers will improve the safety features of the hospital bathrooms by providing patients better footing by adding enhanced friction and traction on the surface of the bathroom floors. Anti slip tapes will neutralize the slickness of water on a bathroom floor, which places patients out of any danger resulting from potential slips and falls stemming from liquid on the surface of a floor.
Hospital decision makers can help hospital patients even more by improving the safety features of hospital bathrooms by adding anti slip tape, which will effectively eliminate any potential slip and fall scenarios due to its traction and friction properties that prevent water on a bathroom floor from being slippery.