Choosing Wisely Program Promotes Patient-Centered Care

Choosing Wisely Program Promotes Patient-Centered Care

By Marshall, Katherine A. DNP, PMHCNS-BC, NP, CNE; Hale, Deborah MSN, RN, ACNS-BC The Choosing Wisely program for geriatrics was developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in 2013 to pro- mote patient-centered...
Do you know your responsibilities as a patient?

Do you know your responsibilities as a patient?

In order to ensure an optimal level of care, it’s important to know what your responsibilities are as a patient. Here’s what you should know: 1. To provide an accurate history. 2. To engage a physician and remain under medical supervision. 3. To...
Safety Tips for Homebound Patients

Safety Tips for Homebound Patients

If you’re a homebound patient, here are some helpful tips just in case there is an emergency: 1. Keep telephone and emergency numbers in reach, especially when alone. Keep necessary items close by to avoid reaching and stooping. 2. If you use a wheelchair, be...