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Ehrenclou, Martine
Critical conditions : the essential hospital guide to get your loved one out alive / Martine Ehrenclou
Alternate Title Essential hospital guide to get your loved one out alive
Santa Monica, CA : Lemon Grove Press, c2008
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  R727.45 .E47 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Patient advocacy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Patient education -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Hospital patients -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Caregivers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Hospital care
Consumer education
Catastrophic illness
Medical personnel and patient
Patient participation
Physical Description xvii, 227 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-218), webography (p. 219-220) and index
Pages 143-204 consists of notes areas: "quick reference guide" and "daily progress notes."
Summary A step-by-step guide to patient advocacy, based on more than 150 interviews with nurses, doctors, social workers, and families
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 -- HIPAA laws, advance directives, power of attorney, living will, and DNR -- How to take care of you -- Discharge planning and aftercare

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