Protect Yourself in the Hospital: Insider Tips for Avoiding Hospital Mistakes for Yourself or…

Paperback | September 17, 2003

byThomas A. Sharon

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Empowering tips to minimize health hazards at the hospital Thomas A. Sharon can speak with authority on the subject. --Washington Post empower[s] patients not only to get well but stay safe while in the hospital. ...St. Petersburg Times A 1999 Harvard study found that nearly 100,000 people die accidentally in the hospital each year. However, there are ways for readers to protect their health or that of someone they care about. Protect Yourself in the Hospital arms readers with practical and possibly lifesaving advice. From the ER to the OR, and every ward in between, Protect Yourself in the Hospital provides readers with the tools they need to feel safe and secure during their next hospital visit. Written by an insider who is both a registered nurse and a legal consultant for malpractice cases, this valuable guide covers such topics as: The importance of room placement Making sure the correct body part is operated on Simple ways to prevent such common conditions as bedsores and hospital-acquired infections How to advocate for oneself or a loved one without alienating hospital staff And more

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Empowering tips to minimize health hazards at the hospital Thomas A. Sharon can speak with authority on the subject. --Washington Post empower[s] patients not only to get well but stay safe while in the hospital. ...St. Petersburg Times A 1999 Harvard study found that nearly 100,000 people die accidentally in the hospital each year. Ho...

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Lifesaving information for preventing hospital mistakes, neglect and infections At some point in life, most of us will have to pay the hospital a visit, whether it's for routine surgery, to have a baby, or for a full-blown emergency. Hospitals are a necessary part of life. Yet while they do save lives, they're also responsible for near...

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H. is a registered nurse with vast experience in a variety of hospitals. For the past 18 years he has been a legal consultant, advising attorneys on hundreds of cases in which hospitals have been accused of preventable errors.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 17, 2003Publisher:Contemporary Books IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071417842

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