FROM THE DOWNHILL SLOPE

SHARING KNOWLEDGE FOR CAREGIVERS AND THOSE OF US ON THAT DOWNHILL RIDE. Warns of need to ask for a complete review of needed medications following a hospitalization, particularly in an ICU.  Need to recheck all medications including those taken before admission.

I worked for the Visiting Nurse of NY and always felt asking for a follow-up visit from you local VNS following hospitalization was a useful safety precaution.  Hopefully such visits are free, but who knows now with all the regulations and budget cutting.  Still you can ask.  Also make sure when discharged to leave the hospital with written instructions including what to do about previously taken medication.  The life you save may be your own’ may be a loved ones.  Share and care.

Chronic Disease: Hospitalization May Cause Medication Stoppage  : Family Practice News.

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