Thursday June 29th 2017

What patients need to know when going to the hospital

admit-one

A road map to a speedy recovery

Hospital visits can be intimidating for patients. On top of already being sick or in pain, they now have to deal with unfamiliar processes and procedures relating to their care. As a nurse, you may think your patients understand more than they actually do about the hospital culture.

To help you understand what your patients go through while being admitted to a hospital and establish a sense of compassion during the process, the American Nurses Association published Admit One: What You Must Know When Going to the Hospital – But No One Actually Tells You! 

Author Kati Kleber, BSN, RN, CCRN, draws from both the perspective of being a patient and the perspective of being a nurse. Throughout the book, she not only touches on health care teams knowing their responsibilities as providers and what to communicate with patients, but she also discusses what patients should be aware of and what kind of questions they should ask during their visit.

After reading this book, you’ll be able to help your patients feel less intimidated and more in control of their care. This insightful publication will help you guide your patients with:

• The duties of each member on their health care team

• How your team works together
to provide them with the best care possible

• How the various hospital units and patient equipment function

• What to expect from nurses and what they expect from you

• The key questions to ask and to whom you should direct them.

Learn how you can guide your patients through a potentially difficult hospital visit with Admit One: What You Must Know When Going to the Hospital – But No One Actually Tells You! Get your copy at www.nursesbooks.org.

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