Saturday, October 03, 2009

Ensuring Patient Safety For a Loved One in the Hospital

Patient Safety - In the Hospital | Caregiver Blog

Anyone who has family or friends in the hospital or who will be going in to the hospital should read this Blog entry by Lynda Shrager, "The Organized Caregiver."  Speaking from experience I can validate the importance of the points she discusses.  You really have to be your own advocate if you are unfortunate enough to be in the hospital alone.  If you are a caregiver you must be willing to speak up if you feel your loved one is not being cared for properly.  I was particularly pleased to read of the legislation that South Carolina passed to protect the patient.