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The single most important way you can help to prevent errors is to be an active member of your health care team. That means taking part in every decision about your health care. Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care tend to get better results. Find out more here.


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Date Added: 12/28/2017
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Every day, patients get infections in health care facilities while they are being treated for something else. These infections can have devastating emotional, financial, and medical effects. Worst of all they can be deadly. Find out ways to protect yourself and loved ones here.


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Date Added: 12/28/2017
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Your medicines come with specific instructions for use, and they can affect your body differently depending on when and how you take them. Check out these tips for improving your medication taking.


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Date Added: 12/28/2017
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Health care consumers benefit from understanding some of the issues involved in providing them with the best care, and some things they can do themselves to prepare for and learn about these issues.


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Date Added: 09/15/2016
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Getting older can bring senior health challenges. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave off disease as you age.


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Date Added: 09/08/2016
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Patient Safety: Ten Things You Can Do to Be a Safe Patient


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Date Added: 09/08/2016
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This site provides a guide for patients and their family caregivers on how to prepare for surgery, what to do during a stay in the hospital and how to prepare for and what to do when at home after surgery. It provides tips and checklists to keep you on the right track to a successful recovery. The Batz Guide For Bedside Advocacy is available in English, Spanish and Chilean. You may download the whole guide or the individual separate sections when you visit the Batz Foundation website. The individual sections are - Part 1, Before Your Surgery; Part 2, During Your Stay; Part 3, Going Home


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Date Added: 09/08/2016
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This is a handy medication management chart for record keeping.


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Date Added: 09/08/2016
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Senior Emergency Kit checklist and worksheet with key phone numbers and other information to reduce caregiver stress.


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Date Added: 09/08/2016
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Tips on how to safely use and dispose of needles


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Date Added: 09/08/2016
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You might think you’re never going to fall, but the truth is 1 in 3 older adults fall every year in the U.S. The good news is that most falls are preventable. Start by learning 6 easy steps.


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Date Added: 09/08/2016
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Share this tool with your patients and their family members to help educate them about signs and symptoms of sepsis, and how to respond and what to expect if they have sepsis.


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Date Added: 09/08/2016
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Internists/primary care physicians and nurses: Provide this document to your patients, which includes more information to help them ascertain when to call your office for help or when to go to the emergency room for a range of conditions, including shortness of breath, heart failure, complications with diabetes and more. Patients: Use this document to help determine when to call your physician for help or when to go to the emergency department for assistance.


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Date Added: 05/21/2015
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Internists/primary care physicians and nurses: Provide this document to your patients, which includes more information to help them ascertain when to call your office for help or when to go to the emergency room for a range of conditions, including shortness of breath, heart failure, complications with diabetes and more. Patients: Use this document to help determine when to call your physician for help or when to go to the emergency department for assistance.


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Date Added: 02/03/2015
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Internists/primary care physicians and nurses: Provide this document to your patients, which includes more information to help them ascertain when to call your office for help or when to go to the emergency room for a range of conditions, including shortness of breath, heart failure, complications with diabetes and more. Patients: Use this document to help determine when to call your physician for help or when to go to the emergency department for assistance.


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Date Added: 02/03/2015
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