Why Families for Patient Safety?

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Most patients forget up to 80% of what their doctors and nurses tell them — which is completely normal.  People who are in pain, loopy from medication, stressed, in denial, or compromised by illness in some other way are not “on their game” no matter how alert or engaged they appear to be.

Every patient needs a family member or friend to be their second pair of ears and eyes to help navigate the complex health care. And every one of these Care Partners (as we call caring family and friends) needs to know what to expect to help get safe and sound care for loved ones in the hospital.

We never know when we may get the call to be a Care Partner for someone we love, so take a few minutes to learn more about these common preventable hospital hazards: 

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