The purpose of this video is to empower and educate our patients about hospital patient care. This video is intended to provide you with basic education about what all patients should know when getting admitted to a hospital.
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Wash hands with soap and water before touching any wounds
Call the doctor if the wound becomes red, hot and painful
Wash hands with soap and water before & after when touching the JP drain
Call the doctor if the drainage becomes cloudy, smelly or changes color
The JP bulb has to remain squeezed for the drain to work correctly
The Insentive Spirometer helps open the lung back up and clear unwanted secretions
Large, deep breaths are the key to the correct use of the IS
A fall can lead to broken bones and a head injury
Good communication between the staff and patient/family can reduce falls
Any Falls can be prevented with good planning and communication
Bringing an accurate home patient medication list can help reduce medication errors
Always ask questions when you have concerns about a medication
A discharge medication list will be given to you on discharge
The nurse will review that discharge medication list with you, to give you an opportunity to ask questions

Patient Safety

Bringing all your meds in a bag to the hospital is a good idea
When you do not understand something ASK for an explanation
If you are told something that does not feel correct, SPEAK UP.
A common method of verification is to ask the patient their name and date of birth
Simple Hand washing can prevent the spread of germs and wound infections
Covering your mouth and nose with the bend of your elbow can reduce the spread of infectious diseases
Ask questions about your discharge instructions and medications and take a copy home
The more you know the more in control of your healthcare you will be
MISH encourages patients to report any observed safety concerns
The Patients Rights Booklet has information how to communicate with us (MISH) and others if your concerns remain unresolved