Discharge Planning Checklist During Covid
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Discharge Planning Checklist During Covid

Leaving the hospital for home is always a stressful time. It is especially so now. Effective discharge planning is even more critical during the pandemic when hospitals have been overwhelmed. Restrictive or zero visitation policies mean all patients, both Covid and non-Covid, are alone in the hospital as their families struggle to connect with overburdened…

What Families Need to Know About the Increase Risk of Hospital Delirium During the Pandemic.
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What Families Need to Know About the Increase Risk of Hospital Delirium During the Pandemic.

Hospital delirium, in pre-pandemic times, was the most common complicationamong hospitalized patients ages 65 with upwards of 30% for those on a regularmedical ward and up to 50% for those having a surgical procedure. That’s staggering.Patients who suffer from hospital delirium have worse outcomes, longer hospitalizationsand more complicated recoveries. Studies have shown that families at…

Emergency “Go-Baggie”: Why You Need to Have One Ready Now
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Emergency “Go-Baggie”: Why You Need to Have One Ready Now

You never know when you might face an emergency medical crisis. At the height of the first coronavirus surge in the Northeast, my husband took advantage of a beautiful May afternoon and went out for a bike ride. He had a terrible freak accident and broke his back, neck and collarbone. As the EMTs were…

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