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  • Don't Assume

    11 posts, 9 voices, 514 views, started Nov 11, 2008

    Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 by Shopgirl1960

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    • Carnelian
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      I hear so many stories from clients and friends about hospital care. I would like to urge all of you to become
      active in knowing each and every process of your care in the hospital, including drugs that you are going to be administered. Please make sure also that you carry with you at all times the types of drugs that you, or your family member might be allergic to. Make sure it is noted at the hospital, and then FOLLOW through to make sure it HAS been noted successfully.

      Do any of you have hospital prevention stories???



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 11, 2008
        • Good point and post.



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          Shopgirl1960 wrote Feb 6, 2009
        • Thankyou Bobbi and Jackiehappy



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          Linni wrote Feb 6, 2009
        • good ideas from you all! its a scarry thought when you realize that you can be given the wrong meds!

          i know what bothered me is when i went down to surgery in Jan, the nurse down there had been there almost 15 hours! OMW! thats just too many hours for one person, ESPICALLY in the hospital!

          thank goodness she wasn’t in the operating room, or i would have flipped! LOL



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          Shopgirl1960 wrote Feb 6, 2009
        • Oh wow Linni... that IS scary to think someone could be so tired working in the hospital. YIKES!



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          Linni wrote Feb 6, 2009
        • believe me, i was a bit afraid.. thats just too many hours!



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          Denise Richardson wrote Feb 6, 2009
        • I’m thanking God for having 2 sisters who are R.N’s in my family, they make sure all things run smoothe when a family member is really sick, they both are looking over my brother’s care while he goes through his ordeal with Cancer.



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          Daphne wrote Feb 6, 2009
        • Della, so many of my clients have shared their horror stories about health care, too!

          *ALWAYS question the meds you are being given.  Ask what they are and if something doesn’t sound right, refuse it!  This will force the nurse to double-check your chart.

          *NEVER take the attitude that the doctor is always right.  Ask questions, be a pain in the ass.  No one takes your health as seriously as you do and no one will pay a higher price for complacency than you will.

          *If you‘re nervous, afraid, confused, etc...take someone with you!  If you‘re on pain meds, it is very likely that you confused more easily than when you‘re not taking pain meds.

          Thanks for this reminder, Della.  It’s one we need daily because we never know when we need to be our own cheerleader and guardian!



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          Mztracy wrote Feb 6, 2009
        • I am so involved in my health, or lack of it, that my doctors ask me what I would like to try, (meds)

          I research everything about my MS. My one doctor said he thinks i know more than he does at times. (i probably do) lol

          I have a medic alert card with all my meds on it.

          Before that, i kept a small business card size list of my meds and emergency numbers, laminated, in my wallet.  

          I had the name of the med, the dose, and how many times a day it is used. It helps, especially when you are nervous and/or scared.



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