The Patient Survival Guide

The Patient Survival Guide

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Gold Winner 2012 Foreword Reviews Book of The Year, Health Category The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1.7 million people developed healthcare acquired infections in 2010. Since most people spend only a small part of their lives in healthcare facilities, this guidebook also tells readers how to avoid picking up serious infections in day care centers, schools, business offices, and other common locations. Unlike other books, which focus on how to change the hospital systems, The Patient Survival Guide focuses on empowering you with the knowledge and techniques to ensure a safer healthcare experience. The Patient Survival Guide: Inspires you to be a your own advocate Describes in vivid detail how your preparation and informed vigilance can significantly reduce the chances of harm and death to your loved one in a hospital Provides specific, practical, and outside-the-box strategies for anticipating and preventing errors, with chapters devoted to each of the most common mistakes and mishaps Provides checklists for patients to use upon admission to healthcare facilitiesAnother important prevention method people often forget is to wash and sanitize their hands frequently. Thata#39;s especially important during the cold and flu season. Did You Get a Flu Shot This Year? Many people develop pneumonia when theyanbsp;...

Title:The Patient Survival Guide
Author:Maryanne McGuckin, Dr., Sc., Ed.
Publisher:Demos Medical Publishing - 2012-03-02


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