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Author Ehrenclou, Martine.

Title Critical conditions : the essential hospital guide to getting your loved one out alive / Martine Ehrenclou.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : Lemon Grove Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  362.11 EHR    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Note Pages 143-204 consists of notes areas: "quick reference guide" and "daily progress notes".
Bibliography "References" : pages 217-218.
Contents You could save a life -- Getting started: the basics of being an advocate -- The primary nurse -- The doctors -- The importance of research -- Preventing medical error -- Preventing infectious diseases in the hospital -- Preventing fatal falls -- Language barriers and cultural issues -- Special attention required on routine medical and surgical floors -- If you live out of town -- How to support and comfort your loved one -- Hospital social workers -- Considering a different hospital -- HIPPA laws, advance directives, power of attorney, living will, and DNR -- How to take care of you -- Discharge planning and aftercare.
Summary A step-by-step guide to patient advocacy, based on more than 150 interviews with nurses, doctors, social workers, and families.
Subject Patient advocacy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Patient education -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Hospital patients -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Caregivers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Hospital care.
Consumer education.
ISBN 9780981524009
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