Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide to Getting Your Loved One Out Alive
Hospital patient care has become hazardous to the patient's health. There must be someone, a family member or good friend, to oversee and monitor the patient's medical care. Learn how to prevent medical errors, medication mistakes, hospital-acquired infectious diseases, and much more. Reach the doctors when you really need them---every time. Navigate the hospital with confidence.
Critical Conditions is a step-by-step guide based on over 150 interviews with registered nurses, physicians and hospital staff, Ms. Ehrenclou's own experiences with hospitalized family members and hundreds of hours of research. It is a book for family members written by a family member who has been there. A reported quarter of a million deaths in hospitals nationwide were found to be preventable (The Fifth Annual Health Grades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study, 2008). If someone has a parent, spouse, sibling or child in the hospital, they must get actively involved in the patient's care to prevent medical errors. Hospitalized patients are recovering and cannot do this for themselves.
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At one time or another a family member will end up in the hospital and we will be responsible for their well being. We seldom hear of favorable experiences but we certainly hear of many horror stories ... Read full review
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