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The informed patient : a complete guide to a hospital stay

Author: Karen A Friedman; Sara L Merwin
Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2017.
Series: Culture and politics of health care work.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Even the most capable individuals are challenged when confronted with the complexity of the modern hospital experience. The Informed Patient is a guide and a workbook, divided into topical, focused  Read more...

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Friedman, Karen A.
Informed patient.
Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017016231
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen A Friedman; Sara L Merwin
ISBN: 9781501714061 1501714066
OCLC Number: 982248829
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Why you need this book and how to use this book --
The changing landscape of medicine --
The emergency department (ER) experience --
Getting settled and finding your way --
Figuring out the care team --
Physicians of all kinds --
Lines, ports, drains, tubes and catheters --
Tests and procedures in the hospital --
Nutrition in the hospital --
Protocols and precautions --
Intensive care units --
Special populations --
Elective surgery --
Unplanned surgery --
Discharge planning and disposition --
Some final thoughts --
Glossary.
Series Title: Culture and politics of health care work.
Responsibility: Karen A. Friedman, MD, and Sara L. Merwin, MPH.

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