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CampaignZERO Founder Karen Curtiss shares her top tips for managing the care of a hospitalized relative using CampaignZERO checklists as guides for supporting safe care.
How to Keep Your Loved One Safe in the Hospital: CampaignZERO Founder Karen Curtiss shares hard-won advice for patient advocates
Bill Aydt was lucky, at first. He was in the final stages of a disease that had thickened his lung tissue beyond repair when a transplant came through. That marked the start of a devastating recovery that ultimately wasn’t.
CampaignZERO Founder Karen Curtiss advises on all the reasons a patient should never be in a hospital alone with simple tips for safeguarding your loved one’s care.
“It would be ideal to have Dr. Marcus Welby looking in on you and coordinating everything, and giving you a big reassuring smile but that’s not the reality right now,” said Karen Curtiss, who wrote a handbook about managing the care of a hospitalized relative, based on her own experiences “Safe & Sound in the Hospital: Must-Have Checklists and Tools for Your Loved One’s Care.
After her father and husband both experienced adverse events in the hospital, Curtiss says, she founded CampaignZERO to arm patients with the information they need for a safe stay. Her book, “Safe & Sound in the Hospital: Must-Have Checklists and Tools for Your Loved One’s Care,” collects scores of these simple actions and details that can make a big difference in a patient’s recovery.
Most people know they should have an advocate with them when they go into the hospital. But they don’t know how to be a good advocate for others. Karen Curtiss shares CampaignZERO checklists to help families learn “on the job” at their loved ones’ sides during a hospital stay. .
Karen Curtiss talks about about how to help keep your loved ones safe from accidental cracks in hospital care that may lead to infection and other medical complications.