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

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

by Elizabeth Bailey

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"A godsend for concerned friends and relatives trying to rein in the chaos."
-The New York Times

Whether you're addressing the rising chaos of a pandemic or preparing for a scheduled surgery, having checklists prepared to guide you through a hospital visit can often mean the difference between comfort and pain, personal and distant care—and even life or death.

In today's hospital system, you can face a series of perplexing obstacles to satisfactory care, from overworked healthcare providers to understaffed facilities—which are heightened in times of crisis. You need to know how to take charge of your own healthcare; Elizabeth Bailey shows you how to do just that with a series of essential, easy-to-use checklists to better manage, monitor, and participate in your own healthcare, including: Before You Go, What to Bring, Master Medication List, Discharge Plan, and more.

It is more important than ever to have a protocol, including a detailed plan for hygiene and communications while hospitalized. You can trust the medical staff, but you also need to trust yourself or a loved one to be your own best advocate. Newly revised and completely up-to-date, The Patient's Checklist shows you how.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306924651
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 470,824
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A former producer, director, and vice president of video production for several major record labels, Elizabeth Bailey holds a Master's in Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence College and works as a patient representative. She lives in New York with her husband and son.

Table of Contents

Prologue: How I Came to Write This Book xi

Introduction 1

How to Use the Checklists 7

The Checklists

1 Before You Go 11

2 What to Bring 27

3 During Your Stay 35

4 Master Medication List 45

5 Daily Medication Log 61

6 Daily Journal 77

7 Discharge Plan 101

8 Insurance 113

9 Doctor Contacts 123

10 Family & Friends Contacts 135

Resources 145

Introduction Statistics Sources 151

Index 153

About the Author 161

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