Use This Tool to Keep Out of the Hospital

What many patients desire most when they go into a hospital for surgery or illness is to get back home as quickly as possible. The temptations of home, however, often become a barrier for patients to fully listen to and understand their discharge instructions. This can set them up to be readmitted with a complication down the road.

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has created a handy tool to help patients understand and keep track of instructions when discharged from the hospital. It includes tips for understanding discharge instructions, following up with care and managing medicines. It also provides forms to record all of the discharge information.

Go here to download the tool.

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