The official blog of the Lung Institute.
This week is the annual Patient Safety Awareness Week, presented by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Every year, this event brings forth education and awareness to promote healthcare safety. The theme for 2015 is United in Safety, a collaborative relationship between patients, families and healthcare providers. Now more than ever, the healthcare climate is calling for us to be proactive.
One of the best things you can possibly do for your healthcare is to get organized. This can be done by creating a record system for you and your family. Be sure to include a complete medical history, any allergies you are aware of, a detailed medication list and the names and contact information for your medical physicians. Having up-to-date health information for everyone who cares for us is essential to stay safe and be prepared.
Also, try to stay informed. We often don’t seek sufficient information about illnesses or chronic conditions. Take a little bit of time to understand your condition and research the question you have. Discuss treatment options with your physician and get a second opinion when needed. Having knowledge about your treatment is especially crucial for your healthcare safety.
Sometimes keeping track of all your medications can be exhausting, but it is vital for you to make every effort possible to carry out your treatment plan as prescribed by your physician. If you don’t understand instructions, keep asking questions until it hits home. Of course, keep your physician informed about all medications and report any reactions immediately.
Choosing a clinic that adheres to the principles of patient safety is crucial, like that of the Lung Institute. At our facilities, we know that every patient has their own story. No two patients are the same and no two conditions are identical. This means that every treatment must be tailored for each patient. When designing your treatment plan, we make sure to focus on your medical history and your current condition in order to ensure the best possible outcome. All of our treatments are designed to improve quality of life and offer the best possible service to our patients, including safety.
With just some time and organization, you can be ready for any situation. If you are looking to bring awareness for yourself or loved ones with lung disease, then the Lung Institute is here to help. By utilizing stem cell therapy, your lungs can promote healing of tissue. If you would like to find out more about our available treatment options, please contact one of our patient coordinators today at (800) 729-3065 to schedule a free consultation.