Things That Patients Should Know About Hospitals
8/23/2016 4:00 PM
Normally, people do not like to go to the hospitals, but it's okay for patients to know some things about these sites. While you have an emergency or have an appointment scheduled, going to a hospital is overwhelming. Sometimes, when you’re worried about a loved one, and once you arrive at the hospital, the situation only seems to be tenser.
“Making your hospital visit less stressful is all about eliminating the uncertainty,” according to Dr. Jim Merlino, a chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic.
Here we have mentioned some important things about hospitals that not everyone knows:
University Hospitals Are Affordable
For complex surgical procedures, you’d better go to university hospitals, which are usually at the forefront of health research. Medical students and residents ask many questions, providing more eyes and ears to pay attention and avoid mistakes. Operations at university hospitals usually have lower rates of complications and better outcomes. Also, many university hospitals have EHR software, so if you want to transfer to another hospital later, you don’t have to worry about your medical record.
Worth Searching for Rehabilitation
If you are going to be released for rehabilitation, shop around for a place that has experience with your condition. Rehabilitation providers who handle more than two dozen hip fractures per year are more likely to successfully fulfill seniors within a month than facilities that are less experienced.
Hospitals Are Full of Germs
Super Germs live everywhere and can travel around. Even if the doctor washed his hands as many times as possible can easily transfer a dangerous germ to someone else. Hospital cleaning staff use bleach bottles or alcohol wipes for cleaning bed rails, remote controls, doorknobs, telephones, call buttons, and toilet flush levers. But germs are still there. So people who are visiting a patient in a hospital should be aware of germs.
Interruption Increase Error
Do not interrupt the nurse when she is preparing the patient's medication, because the more you interrupt, the greater the chance of error. In fact, each interruption was associated with a 12 percent increase in errors.
Hospitals Could Disappear in The Future
At least as we know, the trend is for the patient to stay as long as possible at home. So telemedicine works to monitor patients remotely and provides the opportunity to consult with your doctor online.