The Patient's Checklist: 10 Simple Hospital Checklists to Keep you Safe, Sane & Organized

The Patient's Checklist: 10 Simple Hospital Checklists to Keep you Safe, Sane & Organized

by Elizabeth Bailey

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The Patient's Checklist: 10 Simple Hospital Checklists to Keep you Safe, Sane & Organized by Elizabeth Bailey

Every year, thirty-five million Americans become hospital patients and more than fifty million surgeries are performed. Each of those patients--whatever their resources--confronts the same obstacles to good, safe care.

From a trip to the emergency room to open heart surgery, all patients can experience not just perplexing and impersonal care but serious communication and safety issues that can put them at risk. That's why The Patient's Checklist is so important. It addresses an enormous need, and yet there is no other book available that's like it. Based on firsthand knowledge, Elizabeth Bailey has created ten checklists that provide a simple system for better managing, monitoring, and participating in your hospital care. These checklists can play a big role in guarding against error and promoting compassion in care, so that a patient is not only “cured” but also “healed.”
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402780585
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

As a producer, director, and vice president of video production for several major record labels, Elizabeth Bailey developed and used checklists to oversee the production of hundreds of music videos. While helping family and friends navigate their hospitalizations, she realized how production checklists could be adapted to successfully manage the complexities of patient care. She is currently completing studies for a Master's in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College and working part-time as a patient representative at a major teaching hospital. She lives in New York with her husband and son.

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Patient's Checklist 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very clear step by step instructions. I highly recommend it
AnnAllenRyan More than 1 year ago
Every patient needs an advocate! If you simply put this book on your hospital over the bed tray it will improve the care you receive by alerting physicians, nurses and other staff that you seek to be their partner. If you and/or members of your family use the logically sequential charts, you will be an empowered patient, which is essential in today's health care environment. The Prologue may scare you, but it contains an important message about the all too frequent fragmentation of communication and actions based on stereotypes that occur in hospitals. (I have written this review from the perspective of a 25 year career as a hospital administrator.)