There are millions of hospital stays in the U.S. each year. It’s not easy to leave the comfort of home to have a medical procedure and stay in the hospital. But there are some tips you can follow to prepare should you need to be hospitalized. Here are 5 things to know:
- Bring in a list of the medications you're taking
- Ask Questions
- Keep a notebook handy with questions
- Make sure staff re-confirm your identifying information repeatedly
- Make sure everyone washes hands
Check out our video on 5 Things You Need to Know When You're Hospitalized
Additional information on getting ready for surgery courtesy of Lourdes Health System.