The Patient’s Checklist
10 Simple Hospital Checklists to Keep You Safe, Sane, and Organized
During a hospital stay, you or a loved one need to be your own best advocate. The Patient’s Checklist shows you how.
Too often, life involves planned and unplanned trips to the hospital. Illness and injury are part of every human experience. In today’s world whether you’re addressing the rising chaos of a pandemic or preparing for a scheduled surgery, having checklists to guide you through complex and confusing hospital care can often mean the difference between comfort and pain, compassionate or distant care – and even life or death.
Today’s hospital system presents a series of perplexing obstacles to good care – from overworked health-care providers to understaffed facilities. The controlled chaos of a hospital makes it too easy for mistakes to happen. Patients and families need to be empowered to effectively play their vital role as a partner in complex hospital care. The Patient’s Checklist shows you how to do just that with a series of essential, easy-to-use checklists that guide you through a hospital stay from start to finish to help you better manage, monitor and participate in your own hospital care. The 10 checklists include Before You Go, What to Bring, During Your Stay, Master Medication List and Discharge Plan among others which provide a step-by-step action plan to keep you safe, sane and organized during a hospital stay.