Protect Yourself in the Hospital: Insider Tips for Avoiding Hospital Mistakes for Yourself or Someone You Love

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Empowering tips to minimize health hazards at the hospital

“Thomas A. Sharon can speak with authority on the subject.” -Washington Post

“…empower[s] patients not only to get well but stay safe while in the hospital.”. . . St. Petersburg Times

A 1999 Harvard study found that nearly 100,000 people die accidentally in the hospital each year. However, there are ways for readers to protect their health or that of someone they care about. Protect Yourself in the Hospital arms readers with practical and possibly lifesaving advice.

From the ER to the OR, and every ward in between, Protect Yourself in the Hospital provides readers with the tools they need to feel safe and secure during their next hospital visit. Written by an insider who is both a registered nurse and a legal consultant for malpractice cases, this valuable guide covers such topics as:

  • The importance of room placement
  • Making sure the correct body part is operated on
  • Simple ways to prevent such common conditions as bedsores and hospital-acquired infections
  • How to advocate for oneself or a loved one without alienating hospital staff
  • And more

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Lifesaving information for preventing hospital mistakes, neglect and infections

At some point in life, most of us will have to pay the hospital a visit, whether it's for routine surgery, to have a baby, or for a full-blown emergency. Hospitals are a necessary part of life. Yet while they do save lives, they're also responsible for nearly 100,000 accidental deaths and many more injuries each year--from human errors to faulty techniques to malfunctioning equipment to wanton carelessness. Protect Yourself in the Hospital arms you with practical and possibly life-saving advice to make sure these tragic errors don't happen to you or someone you love.

From the ER to the OR and every unit in between, Protect Yourself in the Hospital provides you with the knowledge you need to feel safe and secure in the hospital. Written by a registered nurse and legal consultant, this lifesaving guide covers such topics as:

  • Making sure the correct body part is operated on
  • How to prevent bedsores and hospital-acquired infections
  • Ways to advocate for yourself or a loved one without alienating hospital staff
  • How to avoid the rampant problem of hospital-induced anemia

Learn how to recognize hospital situations that are likely to cause injury or death and learn to Protect Yourself in the Hospital.

About the Author:

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H. is a registered nurse with vast experience in a variety of hospitals. For the past 18 years he has been a legal consultant, advising attorneys on hundreds of cases in which hospitals have been accused of preventable errors.

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