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    Senior and General Healthcare Checklists

    Checklists for Doctor Visits:

    Checklists for Hospital Admissions and Care:

    • The Patient's Checklist [10 Checklists that could save your life] From a trip to the emergency room to open heart surgery, all patients can experience not just perplexing and impersonal care but serious communication failures among care providers and basic safety issues that can put them at risk. That's why The Patient's Checklist is so important. These checklists can play a big role in helping patient and family both guard against human error and improve communication and compassion in hospital care.

      10 checklists:
      1.Before You Go
      2.What to Bring
      3.During Your Stay
      4.Master Medication List
      5.Daily Medication Log
      6.Daily Journal
      7.Discharge Plan
      9.Doctor Contacts
      10.Family & Friends Contacts List

    • Checklist for Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs [pdf, CDC] The following checklist is a companion to Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs. This checklist should be used to systematically assess key elements and actions to ensure optimal antibiotic prescribing and limit overuse and misuse of antibiotics in hospitals. CDC recommends that all hospitals implement an Antibiotic Stewardship Program.
      Facilities using this checklist should involve one or more knowledgeable staff to determine if the following principles and actions to improve antibiotic use are in place. The elements in this checklist have been shown in previous studies to be helpful in improving antibiotic use though not all of the elements might be feasible in all hospitals.

    • Patient, protect thyself [EIGHT WAYS TO HELP YOU, THE PATIENT] USA Today, Feb 2007

    • Patient Checklist for Your Hospital Stay: Advice on how to prepare and be a proactive patient by Elizabeth Bailey, AARP, March 1, 2012 "A patient checklist can be a simple and efficient tool to help you better understand and manage the realities of complex, often confusing care in a busy hospital setting. An informed and involved patient is a safer patient because care today is often fragmented and rushed. Ask questions. Speak up. Trust your instincts — you know yourself best. Bring a friend or family member with you if you can to advocate for you...."

    Checklists for Hospital Discharge (to Home):

    Infection Prevention & Control Checklists

    Checklists (etc.) for Inter-Facility Transfer, incl. Transfer from Hospital to Rehab/SNF Clinic

    Checklists etc. for Nursing Homes and Adult Family Homes:

    Checklists for Caregiver Stress and Other Concerns

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