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Patient Safety Tips

Openly share your health history with your caregiver

This includes the medication you take, any operations you've had, or any allergies you may have. The more your caregiver knows, the more successful your care plan and recovery will be.

  • Don't recognize a medication? Ask the caregiver to check it before you accept it.
  • Don't understand something about your care? If you have questions or concerns about your condition or treatment options, please be sure to ask.
  • Help reduce the risk of infection. Remind caregivers to wash their hands before they care for you.¬† Wash your own hands and keep any wounds clean and dry.
  • Know how to care for yourself at home. Make sure your partner in care learns what to do, too.

(This information was provided by the ASHRM Foundation. )