PATIENT SAFETY EDUCATION CAMPAIGN
SPEAK -UP PROGRAM INFECTION HAND HYGIENE ADMISSION FALL PREVENTION ANTICOAGULATION DEPRESSION SUBSTANCE ABUSE PAIN MANAGEMENT OPIOID LINE CARE
SPEAK-UP PROGRAM :
MISH Hospital and Clinics is a firm supporter of the Speak Up™ program, a national patient safety campaign developed by The Joint Commission* and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Speak Up urges patients to help prevent health care errors by becoming active, involved and informed participants on their health care team. If you or your family has a safety concern, please Speak Up. The Speak Up program and MISH want to encourage patients to:
Speak up if you have questions or concerns. If you still don’t understand, ask again. It’s your body and you have a right to know.
Pay attention to the care you get. Always make sure you’re getting the right treatments and medicines by the right health care professionals. Don’t assume anything.
Educate yourself about your illness. Learn about the medical tests you get, and your treatment plan.
Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate, advisor or supporter.
Know what medicines you take and why you take them. Medicine errors are the most common health care mistakes.
Use a hospital, clinic, or other type of health care organization that has been carefully checked out. For example, The Joint Commission visits hospitals to see if they are meeting The Joint Commission’s quality standards.
Participate in all decisions about your treatment. You are the center of the health care team.
Speak Up™ materials are intended for the public and have been put into a simplified (i.e., easy-to-read) format to reach a wider audience. They are not meant to be comprehensive statements of standards interpretation or other accreditation requirements, nor are they intended to represent evidence-based clinical practices or clinical practice guidelines.
* The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - Know Your Rights
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - About Your Care
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - About Your Pain
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - Antibiotics Know The Facts
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - Ask Your Advocate To Speak Up for You
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - At Home
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - At the Doctors Office
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - Avoid a Return Trip to the Hospital
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - Preparing For Surgery
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - Prevent Errors in Your Care
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - Prevent the Spread of Infection
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - Reduce the Risk of Falling
Speak Up™ - VIDEO - Take Medication Safely
Speak Up: Right ID, Right Care
Speak Up: About Your Care
Speak Up: Help Avoid Mistakes in Your Surgery
Speak Up: Anesthesia and Sedation
Speak Up: Antibiotics Know the Facts
Speak Up: Help avoid mistakes with your Medications
Speak Up: X-rays, MRIs and Other Medical Imaging Tests
Speak Up: 5 Things you can do to prevent infections
In healthcare, controlling the spread of infection is a team effort. Please review the provided materials below. Be informed, Be empowered and Be prepared:
Be informedPatient empowerment – Healthcare associated infections
Contagious Infections - Isolation PrecautionsBROCHURE - How to reduce the spread of contagious diseasePRESENTATION - How to reduce the spread of contagious disease
Long Term Access Lines – what you need to knowPRESENTATION – Line associated blood infections
HAND HYGIENE :
Hand Hygiene is the single most important and easiest thing that all of us can do in the fight for infection control.
Patient Fact Sheet
ADMISSION TO THE HOSPITAL:
Please watch this video as part of your preparation for surgery or once you have been admitted to the hospital. This video summarizes our efforts in keeping you safe during your stay in the hospital. The goal of the video is to empower and educate you on how you can help us make your stay even safer.
VIDEO - What you want to know when being admitted
FALL PREVENTION :
Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. Many falls do not cause injuries. But one out of five falls does cause a serious injury such as a broken bone or a head injury. These injuries can make it hard for a person to get around, do everyday activities, or live on their own. Many people who fall, even if they’re not injured, become afraid of falling. This fear may cause a person to cut down on their everyday activities. When a person is less active, they become weaker and this increases their chances of falling further.
Please review the materials provided below to help you better understand Falls and how to prevent them and ultimately get your life back:
STEADI - How to Stay Independent
STEADI - For Caregivers
STEADI - What you can do to prevent falls
STEADI - Home Fall Safety Checklist
STEADI - Chair Rise Exercise
STEADI - Postural Hypotension & Falls
Fact Sheet - Risk Factors for Falls
Fact Sheet - Medications Linked to Falls
Fact Sheet - Osteoporosis falls & fractures
Fact Sheet – Osteoarthritis
Fact Sheet - 6 Steps to Protect Your Older Loved One
Check List – Fall Safety Checklist
ANTICOAGULATION (blood thinning) :
Below is a guide to taking anticoagulation medication, and important information that you may need to know about your anticoagulation medication.
GENERAL: Stopping anticoagulants before surgery guide
WarfarinHANDOUT – General Coumadin Stop – Restart GuideHANDOUT – Vitamin K in the Diet and CoumadinHANDOUT – Needed Anticoagulation Information at your fingertipsTreatment with WarfarinDosing calendarVitamin K content of foodUSDA: Vitamin K Content of Selected FoodsLINK below to National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (Vitamin K) USDA. https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/nutrients/report?nutrient1=430&nutrient2=&nutrient3=&fg=&max=25&subset=0&offset=0&sort=c&totCount=4878&measureby=m
Bridging of patients on warfarin
Inpatient Bridging for Patients on Warfarin
Inpatient Bridging - Patient Instruction Form
Outpatient Bridging for Patients on Warfarin
Outpatient Bridging - Patient Instruction Form
Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs)Patient Education Comparison
Apixaban (Eliquis)FDA Patient medication guideTreatment with apixaban
Betrixaban (Bevyxxa)FDA Patient medication guide
Dabigatran (Pradaxa)FDA Patient medication guideTreatment with dabigatran
Edoxaban (Savaysa)Patient medication guide
Enoxaprin (Lovenox)Treatment with enoxaparin
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)FDA Patient medication guideTreatment with rivaroxaban
Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs)DOAC Patient Education Comparison
Venous ThromboembolismPreventing Blood Clots: while you are in the hospitalTreating Blood Clots: deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and how they are treated
OtherHow to give yourself a subcutaneous (SQ) injectionMedicines to avoid before surgeryHerbal products: what warfarin patients need to knowPreventing and treating nosebleedsWearing compression stockings When to call your anticoagulation clinicMemory aids in taking medicationsWhen to call your Anticoagulation Clinic
D DEPRESSION (Major Depressive Disorder) :
General Patient Information
National Suicide Prevention LifelineWebSite: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Make a Safety Plan
General Patient Information
Substance abuse Resource Guide
Tobacco Abuse Resource Guide
Acute Pain ManagementKey terms in pain managementManaging acute painCommon medications used to manage pain
Chronic Pain Management
Management of chronic pain
Opioid Overdose :
Scope of the problem
General Safety Advice
5 essential steps for 1st responders
LINE CARE (long-term access lines)
PICC Line – Patient Line Care Instructions
Implanted Ports – Patient Information Booklet
Groshung Catheter – Patient Information Booklet