Daily Caregiving Tip. Hospitals: Medications and Medical Procedures

Tip 53.  If possible, bring a days’ supply of your loved one’s medication with you when you first go to the emergency room.  It might take several hours for the hospital pharmacy to fill any medications needed and if there are unusual medications your loved one needs the doctor may allow your home medication to be used.  Always check with the doctor before administering any medications, however.
The tips posted this week are from the Hospitals: Medication and Medical Procedures chapter of 365 Caregiving Tips: Hospitals, Care Facilities and Hospice, Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers
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