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  1. Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide To Get Your Loved One Out Alive: 1
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  2. Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide To Get Your Loved One Out Alive: 1

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This multiple award winning health book is an invaluable guide to surviving a hospital stay. Given the frightening number of preventable hospital deaths caused by medical errors, you must have a family member or good friend to act as a proactive advocate to be by our side to prevent fatal medical errors. Most of us experience overwhelm, confusion and fear upon being admitted to a hospital. Learn how to prevent medical errors, medication mistakes, infectious diseases, how to reach doctors when you really need them, every time, how to establish relationships with the important medical professionals to maximize patient care, and how to navigate the hospital with confidence. Critical Conditions is based on over 150 interviews with doctors, nurses, hospital staff, family members. From the emergency room to discharge, this is your survival guide. Winner of 14 Book Awards. Los Angeles Times Magazine, Annie Gilbar, Editor in Chief "What are the chances you'll never have to be there for someone in the hospital? Zero. At some point you'll be called into life-and-death matters. Now, Martine Ehrenclou helps us all with Critical Conditions... Her concise guide includes a workbook to apply the rules to your own situation. It's a godsend!" Woman's Day, Abigail Cuffey. "You've heard the horror stories about medication mix-ups and exposure to serious infections. Martine Ehrenclou, author of Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your Loved One Out Alive, tells you how not to become one of them." Family Circle, Jane Bianchi. "To be on the safe side, make sure you and those you care about follow the safety tips from Martine Ehrenclou's Critical Conditions." ForeWord Reviews, Whitney Hallberg. "Despite our best efforts, at some point, nearly everyone has to make a visit to the hospital. Critical Conditions by Martine Ehrenclou is an important book for family members of anyone who is in the hospital or who is seriously ill. Ehrenclou distills the information she gained into calming, practical advice." Midwest Book Review. "Critical Conditions" is a must for anyone who wants to be a boon to someone they care for instead of a bane. An especially appropriate addition to personal and community library Health/Medicine reference collections and supplemental reading lists." Readers Views, Carol Hoyer, PhD, "As a psychologist who teaches college courses to nurses, this is one of the most valuable books I have come across."

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Martine Ehrenclou MA
Kindle Edition
Kindle eBook
Lemon Grove Press, LLC
Lemon Grove Press, LLC
Lemon Grove Press, LLC
Lemon Grove Press, LLC
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Ever wonder what your loved ones face in an extended hospital stay or a one-on-one visit with a doctor? Well, hospital stays and medical legal papers today are no joke. I'm a retired Paramedic and this book is right on the money. It will help you get a loved one out of the hospital and feeling in charge of their situation When they are at their worst Health-Wise,
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"Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide to Get Your Loved One Out Alive" is a thoroughly POSITIVE GUIDE TO GETTING THE BEST POSSIBLE PATIENT CARE INSIDE A HOSPITAL. This Ultimate Reference Guide, by Martine Ehrenclou, M.A., is ideal for Current Patients, Prospective Patients and their respective Loved Ones, Friends and Extended Family members.

It details what Patients need to KNOW and DO in order to obtain the Quality of Care they expect - and are entitled to - once they enter the Hospital. The Book is written in such a comprehensive and genuine manner that Medical Professionals go on record and applaud Ms. Ehrenclou's efforts because they make their jobs easier and help construct a more complicit and educated Patient Population. It is based on more than 150 interviews with Nurses, Doctors, Social Workers and Families and should be made available for sale in every Hospital Book Store in the world.
This is a great guide for families to learn how to take care of the inpatient medical care of their loved ones. I well remember my days working in hospitals with critically ill patients, where charts went missing, there was constant turnover of medical personnel, and it was a constant struggle to understand what was going on with the patients, let alone help them get better. The author hones in on this critical issue and highlights how important it is for healthcare consumers to educate themselves and not passively sit back and hope that their doctors will solve all of their problems. Highly recommended!

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