Navigating Your Hospital Stay: A Guide Written By Expert Nurses

Navigating Your Hospital Stay: A Guide Written By Expert Nurses

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Overview

Navigating Your Hospital Stay: A Guide Written By Expert Nurses by Mary Beth Modic DNP APRN CNS CDE, Christina M. Canfield MSN APRN CCRN-E

Patients and their loved ones are the reason hospitals exists. Providing safe, compassionate and expert care is the overarching goal of your doctors, nurses and other caregivers in the hospital. Navigating Your Hospital Stay: A Guide Written by Expert Nurses was written to enhance the experience of all hospitalized patients. It was written by expert nurses who are committed to alleviating suffering, preventing complications and promoting healing in their patients. This book describes the members of the caregiving team you or your loved one may encounter, the role of the bedside nurse and why care is provided in certain ways. The goal of this book is to help you become an educated partner in your hospital stay or that of your loved one. The messages contained in this book encourage you to speak up, ask questions and offer feedback to your caregivers to assure that you or your loved one’s needs are met. The overarching theme is communication – how it is provided to you and your loved ones and how your questions, concerns and challenges are heard by members of the caregiving team.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483592930
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 04/20/2017
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mary Beth Modic, DNP, APRN, CNS, CDE
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Diabetes
Mary Beth Modic is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also the Director of Interprofessional Enrichment in the Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication at Cleveland Clinic. She is also a certified diabetes educator. She is the co-creator and facilitator of an innovative clinical leadership empowerment program for bedside nurses known as LEAD. She led the curriculum revision for the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program which was based on extensive patient feedback. Modic’s work is concentrated on providing comprehensive diabetes care using the most current research and promoting the use of empathy in communication with patients and colleagues.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface x

Acknowledgements xiv

Part 1 Introducing You to the Hospital Environment 1

Being Admitted to the Hospital 3

Being Admitted to the Hospital via the Emergency Department 11

Knowing Your Rights and Responsibilities 17

Recognizing Members of your Healthcare Team 24

Participating in Your Plan of Care 32

Using Technology to be an Informed Patient 37

Finding Health Information via the Internet 46

Preparing Your Children or Grandchildren for Your Hospitalization 53

Part 2 Identifying Nursing Care Practices: Comfort, Safety and Education 59

Protecting Against Infection 61

Administering Medications Safely 69

Managing Pain 78

Preventing Falls 87

Promoting Mobility 95

Promoting Nutrition 100

Preventing Pressure Ulcers 108

Teaching Essential Self-Management Skills 113

Preparing for Discharge and Care Transitions 124

Supporting End of Life Care 135

Part 3 Partnering with your Caregivers to Manage Your Chronic Medical Conditions 143

Alzheimer's Disease 145

Cancer 157

Depression 166

Diabetes 176

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) 188

Heart Failure in Adults 196

Kidney Disease 210

Liver Disease 219

Multiple Sclerosis 225

Parkinson's Disease 231

Respiratory Disorders 237

Seizure Disorders 245

Stroke 249

Vascular Disorders 258

Part 4 Partnering with Your Caregivers when You Require Surgery 265

Bariatric Surgery 267

Cardiovascular Surgery 275

Gastrointestinal Surgery - Intestinal Diversions 285

Orthopedic Surgery 295

Part 5 Partnering with Your Caregivers in the Care of Special Populations 303

Pregnancy 305

Newborns Admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 315

The Surgical Newborn in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 324

Pediatrics 330

Individuals with Special Needs 337

Geriatrics 342

Conclusion 352

Contributing Authors 358

Index 374

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