Hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands regularly and remind family or relatives who visit you to do the same. Hand washing and waterless hand sanitizer is available in each unit, for the use of staff, patients, and visitors.
Get vaccinated if recommended. Influenza and pneumonia vaccine can prevent disease, especially for younger patients, the elderly, and high risk.
Inform physicians and nurses about your consumption of drugs, including:
Drugs without a prescription (such as aspirin or cough medicine)
The drugs were given by your family or relatives
Store products (healthy foods)
Ask your nurse about your medicines - what's the name of the drug, what shape, what usefulness, which hours the drug given and the side effects of the drug. Note any medications before you consume them.
Inform the doctors and nurses if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or specific products.
Participate In Your Treatments
Discuss your treatment plan with doctors and nurses, starting from the goal, when the action will be performed, the details of action, used medical equipment, etc.. Ask things you do not understand and make sure you understand what can be expected from the treatment plan.
If for some reason, you refuse medical treatment / medication / intensive care, you are expected to sign a Letter of Rejection form and is responsible for the risk incurred.
You will receive a lot of information at the same time. Therefore, you should ask a family member or relative with you to listen to the information when the diagnosis, test results, treatment plans and discharge plans are described.
If possible, appoint one member of the family to interact with the nursing team. This person can then move the information to family members or other relatives.
Prevent the Occurrence of Falling
In the hospital, people can be in a higher risk for falling. Illness, surgery, or drugs can affect the condition and your space. To keep patients from all forms of injury, including accidental falls, we will:
Seeing your risk for falling and when there is a change in your condition during treatment
Determining preventive measures to prevent the occurrence of falls during your treatment, and to share this information with our staff
Shows how to use the call bell when you need help.
Responding to a call to assist you on time.
Help you move up and down the bed and use the bathroom if needed.
We advise that you or family and relatives for:
Tell the nurse if you have ever fallen before.
Ask a nurse about your risk for falling and what precautions.
Using the call bell to ask for help before trying to get out of bed.
When finished using the bathroom, use the call bell and wait for staff to help you back to bed.
Using a safety footwear and equipment that has been provided for your safety.
Ensure call bell and other things that needed to be within your reach before family or staff leave the room.
Safe Practices at Home
Talk to your doctor and nurse and or pharmacist.
Ask questions and record the answers.
Examine carefully all the prescription / medication before using it.
Use bedside rails when you need it.
Make sure there is a phone or doorbell near the bed if you need help.
Be careful if you have oxygen equipment in your home. Do not smoking near oxygen equipment, due to flammability.
If you have medical equipment that needs to be connected to utility power, use the power supply safely. Do not use an extension cord.