Hospital Survival Guide

Hospital Survival Guide

Hospital Survival Guide

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE AN OPERATION IN JULY AND OTHER LIFESAVING ADVICE! "This book offers practical advice about how to keep yourself free from harm and error in hospitals, and how to assert yourself in cases such as getting stuck with a bad roommate or a rude doctor. Includes chapters on taking children to the hospital and how to be prepared before an emergency." — The Wall Street Journal Hospital Survival Guide is the essential patient handbook to ensure that you and your family emerge from hospital visits healthier than before checking-in and without having to endure excessive stays, pain or indignities. Includes practical tips, warnings and surprising information you doctor might not tell you, such as the fact that July, when the new interns start, is the most dangerous month to have a procedure done at a teaching hospital; EMLA anesthetic cream can be requested to be used on children’s skin, allowing for less painful I.V. starts; and washing off all iodine-based antiseptics thoroughly after surgery can prevent chemical burns. Proven tips for reducing hospital bills are also presented. Dr Sherer will teach you how to: Find the Best Hospital for Your Condition Demand & Receive the Best Care Avoid Unnecessary Pain & Complications Protect Your Health from Human Error Navigate Emergency Room Care Educate Yourself on Your Condition & Your Rights Protect Your Financial Health & Reduce Your Bills Choose Between Bundling Services Versus “Fee for Service” – Pricing/Pros & Cons Work the System to Get What You Need Maximize New and Innovative Ways to Use the Internet for Self-Education Deal with the Impact of Pandemic Emergencies, Natural Disasters and the Opioid Crisis on Your Care Learn More about Artificial Intelligence, Robotic surgery and Using Big Data Decide if “Medicare for All” is Feasible and the Social Determinants on the Allocation of Healthcare And Much Much More! "I recommend this book for everyone, especially people who are undergoing their first operation in a hospital. Being aware of the services offered or not offered in the hospital and learning ways to reduce anxiety can be invaluable throughout one’s hospital stay. For health care providers, the Hospital Survival Guide offers excellent insight into many of the uncertainties that patients face as they enter into the unknown world of the hospital. Even though we hear the alarming statistics every day, the book is a powerful reminder of all of the mistakes that can be made in the course of care and what we all can do to reduce the likelihood of experiencing a medical error ourselves." — P&T® Journal

Mental Hospital Survival Guide 3rd Edition

Mental Hospital Survival Guide  3rd Edition

Mental Hospital Survival Guide 3rd Edition

The third edition includes chapters on safety measures and teaches the ropes with nursing homes / halfway houses and other options. This book is ideal for a loved one who has an onset of paranoid schizophrenia as the book is written from the perspective of someone with schizophrenia. Some of the information is limited to the scope of systems in the United States, however there is much crossover in what is expected from hospitals in other places as well.

Dr David Sherer s Hospital Survival Guide

Dr  David Sherer s Hospital Survival Guide

Dr David Sherer s Hospital Survival Guide

This guide offers practical tips to ensure that patients emerge from their hospital visits healthier than they were before they checked in and without having to endure excessive pain or indignities. Included are practical tips and warnings such as the fact that July, when the new interns start, is the most dangerous month to have a procedure done at a teaching hospital; EMLA anesthetic cream can be requested to be used on children's skin, allowing for less painful I.V. starts; and washing off all iodine-based antiseptics thoroughly after surgery can prevent chemical burns. Proven tips for reducing hospital bills are also presented.

Hospital Survival Guide

Hospital Survival Guide

Hospital Survival Guide

When you first walk into the room, you see your loved one hooked up to all kinds of unidentifiable wires and tubes, and you hear the doctors and nurses speaking in what might as well be a foreign language. You may be tempted to sink to the floor and cry, but don't give up hope just yet. Hospital Survival Guide: A Physical Therapy Perspective was written with you in mind. After all, you shouldn't need a medical degree just to understand the information presented to you or recognize the issues that should be of concern to you. Whatever your loved one is facing, this handbook will be your new best friend. It will suggest improvements for your interactions with hospital staff, teach you some of the basic equipment that you will see in hospital room, direct you to the appropriate questions to ask, identify some basic problems to be aware of, and more. Much like Dr. Brian Goldman, author of The Secret Language of Doctors: Cracking the Code of Hospital Culture, Ronald M. Wild, PT, wants you to go in as prepared as possible, not mystified by any particular terms or hospital room setups. Don't go through this vulnerable time alone; let the knowledge in this guide bring you comfort and security.

The Patient Survival Guide

The Patient Survival Guide

The Patient Survival Guide

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 facilities

When Are We Going Home Survival Guide For The Hospital Roller Coaster

When Are We Going Home  Survival Guide For The Hospital Roller Coaster

When Are We Going Home Survival Guide For The Hospital Roller Coaster

This is a story of despair and the reaction of two disenchanted people to it. Chris, a sometime poet and a loser, meets Cara, a young San Francisco artist, and the two fall deeply in love. Cara has a plan that rescues Chris from financial oblivion and gives them both a new and wildly successful life--entirely outside the existing moral culture. They proceed with their crusade, to right single-handedly some of society's more egregious wrongs, while remaining one step ahead of the authorities--until their Shadow, a strange man who is stalking them turns their lives completely upside down.

The Physician s Survival Guide for the Hospital

The Physician s Survival Guide for the Hospital

The Physician s Survival Guide for the Hospital

Doctors need hospitals and hospitals need doctors. Then why do they continue to communicate their needs to each other so badly? Why all the animosity, conflict, and mistrust? In The Physician's Survival Guide for the Hospital, Dr. Samuel H. Steinberg, an experienced hospital administrator, solves this problem by revealing the information needed for each of these groups to be successful in the hospital environment. Practice administrators will learn skills and information to help them improve their job performance and enhance their standing with their colleagues. Hospital administrators will learn what physicians need to take care of their patients. Physicians, those just starting their practice as well as the more seasoned, will learn the best and most efficient ways to get their hospital work accomplished. They will also become skilled at managing their hospital practice, thus making it a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. Step-by-step, The Physician's Survival Guide for the Hospital takes you through all of the issues of the physician-hospital practice in order to generate better teamwork, avoid common pitfalls and mistakes, and provide a road map to make the hospital a better place for patients and staff.

Jeremy s Hospital Survival Guide

Jeremy s Hospital Survival Guide

Jeremy s Hospital Survival Guide

Jeremy Libon was born with a three-chambered heart. Doctors told Jeremy's parents he would have to undergo a series of operations that would give him a 50 percent chance of living until the age of two. Not only did Jeremy survive-he went on to lead a fulfilling and vibrant life until his death, just before his nineteenth birthday. An expert at making the best of bad situations, Jeremy decided to create a survival guide to help other children cope with their own illnesses. He started writing while he was in the hospital and continued to add to the book right up until his death. After Jeremy's death, his mother, father, and brother added their own perspectives, creating a book aimed at helping families deal with the challenges of living with a critically ill family member. Offering practical suggestions for parents about how to advocate for their child in the hospital, this book also contains important insights on family dynamics and shifting roles. Part memoir and part self-help book, Jeremy's Hospital Survival Guide is an invaluable resource for anyone looking for a model of how a family can band together and weather one of the most devastating ordeals imaginable.

The Physician s Survival Guide for the Hospital

The Physician s Survival Guide for the Hospital

The Physician s Survival Guide for the Hospital

Doctors need hospitals and hospitals need doctors. Then why do they continue to communicate their needs to each other so badly? Why all the animosity, conflict, and mistrust? In The Physician's Survival Guide for the Hospital, Dr. Samuel H. Steinberg, an experienced hospital administrator, solves this problem by revealing the information needed for each of these groups to be successful in the hospital environment. Practice administrators will learn skills and information to help them improve their job performance and enhance their standing with their colleagues. Hospital administrators will learn what physicians need to take care of their patients. Physicians, those just starting their practice as well as the more seasoned, will learn the best and most efficient ways to get their hospital work accomplished. They will also become skilled at managing their hospital practice, thus making it a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. Step-by-step, The Physician's Survival Guide for the Hospital takes you through all of the issues of the physician-hospital practice in order to generate better teamwork, avoid common pitfalls and mistakes, and provide a road map to make the hospital a better place for patients and staff.

Survival Guide to Acute Medicine

Survival Guide to Acute Medicine

Survival Guide to Acute Medicine

Survival Guide to Acute Medicine is a quick reference for emergency medicine, written by various specialists from National University Hospital and National University of Singapore. The handy format provides rapid and succinct information, making it indispensable for medical students and house staff, as well as paramedics working under difficult circumstances. Survival Guide to Acute Medicine was first published in 1998 and reprinted several times. This second edition was comprehensively updated and re-organized in 2006.