Thursday, November 10, 2011

National Patient Safety Foundation

Since its founding in 1997, the National Patient Safety Foundation has been on a mission to improve the safety of care provided to patients. NPSF educates the general public on how exactly to stay safe when it comes to dealing with health care.

To ensure a safer experience with health care systems, patients should keep these tips in mind:

·         Be involved and stay informed about treatments
·         Ask questions and follow through on treatments and instructions
·         There should be constant communication between patients, caregivers and organizations. You should be working as a team.
·         Keep track of your medical history
·         Have a family member or friend become involved in your care; they can help you understand care instructions.
·         Follow all treatment plans as described by a doctor. 

Be sure to visit the NPSF website and see what they’re all about.

At Snyder & Wenner we strive to keep the community safe when hospital care is involved. We have become patient safety advocates by representing patients who have been harmed from hospital error. If you know someone who has been seriously harmed from a hospital error please feel free to contact us. The Snyder & Wenner website can be accessed by clicking the "Patient Safety Advocates" tab above.

Snyder & Wenner, P.C.

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