CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
Medicine brought with you from home should not be taken while you are a patient unless ordered in writing by your physician and given to you by your nurse. Drugs can have an adverse effect on other medications and your health care in general.
Many radiological and surgical procedures as well as medications require extra precautions if you are pregnant. If you’re pregnant or think you might be, it’s important that you inform your physician prior to or upon admission.
In an effort to limit occurrence of disease carried by body fluids, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended that all hospitals practice “universal precautions.” This means that the body fluids of all patients are handled with caution, which may include the use by hospital personnel of gloves, gowns, goggles and masks when deemed appropriate.
Fire and Disaster Drills
Fire and disaster drills are conducted periodically for your safety. If you hear the fire alarm, please do not become concerned or leave your room. Should a fire occur, the nursing staff, other hospital personnel and the Norwalk Fire Department will respond in accordance with well-developed plans. For your safety, the use of personal electrical appliances is discouraged and is permitted only with Engineering Department approval, which your nurse can request.
In order to promote good health and disease prevention, and to comply with state law, Norwalk Hospital prohibits smoking.