-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 careand 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 facilitieswhich 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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Table of Contents
Prologue: How I Came to Write This Book xi
How to Use the Checklists 7
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
Introduction Statistics Sources 151
About the Author 161