How to Survive Your Hospital Stay: The Complete Guide to Getting the Care You Need--And Avoiding Problems You Don't
GET WELL AND GET OUT!
Most people will find themselves -- or a loved one -- faced with a hospital stay at some point in their lives. The prospect is scary enough, even without worrying about hospital infections, adverse drug reactions, and other alarming risks that have been documented by the Centers for Disease Control and reported widely in medical journals and the national media. But help is here.
Written by an experienced nurse practitioner and recognized hospital safety expert, How to Survive Your Hospital Stay offers simple steps to take before, during, and after hospitalization in order to take control of the entire process, including:
Packed with advice that will help people feel better when they are ill and at their most vulnerable, this essential guide provides a reassuring road map for avoiding mishaps along the route to recovery.
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PART ONE Eight Important Ways to Prepare
Prepare Your Mind
Learn the Lay of the Land
Choose Your Hospital
Choose Your Physicians
Side Effects of Drugs
Complications of Surgery
Unnecessary Tests and Procedures
If Youre Hurt
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