Passing on Medline Plus articles like "Medication Safety During Your Hospital Stay" are positive ways we can give education and reminders to our care partners. This particular article informs hospital patients about the process of medication use and safety tips in working with hospital staff to understand one's medications and ask questions that keep a patient safe from medication errors. The link to "Medication Safety During Your Hospital Stay" is http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000501.htm .
The use of informative articles help provide preventative teamwork between care providers, patients and families. Care providers who build in continuous patient education create further opportunity to help make a successful hospital stay or a better transition in care in any setting.
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