How to Survive a Stay in the Hospital Without Getting Killed is an easy-to-understand hospital-survival guide. This handbook explains what kinds of mistakes can and do happen in the hospital and how to prevent them from happening to you. It contains inside information and secrets as told by a nurse who has worked in various hospitals and healthcare facilities in different nursing departments, in two different states, and has "been there and done that. " This book will teach you how to protect yourself, from the time you arrive at the Hospital Admissions Office to the time you leave the hospital. The subjects covered include what personal information you'll be asked to provide the hospital, what a routine day in the hospital is like, the importance of not assuming anything, how to prevent being mistaken for another patient, how to talk to the doctor(s) and other healthcare workers, how to prevent medication errors, how to protect yourself from surgical mistakes, and much more. The book also contains an Index, a Glossary of Medical Terms, a Bibliography, and a list of Useful Organizations that can help you with specific problems. This street-smart guide will be useful to patients, would-be patients, and anyone with family, friends or acquaintances they want to protect from medical mistakes or errors.
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