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Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Supports 'National Patient Safety Day'
Date:7/24/2009

nd medication errors. The tips also give patients information on the importance of knowing their medical history, knowing what to expect when taking antibiotics and the risks associated with MRIs (medical resonance images).

Patients and their loved ones are also encouraged to participate in their healthcare by "speaking up" or asking questions and providing any additional information that may be helpful in treating them. The Authority re-published the "Speak Up"(TM): Help Prevent Errors in Your Care" brochure, originally published by The Joint Commission, that gives consumers useful information on how they can assure quality care for themselves and their loved ones. Some tips include:

Speak up if you have questions or concerns, and if you don't understand ask again. It's your body and you have a right to know.

Pay attention to the care you are receiving. Make sure you're getting the right treatments and medications by the right health care professionals. Don't assume anything.

Educate yourself about your diagnosis, the medical tests you are undergoing, and your treatment plan.

Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate.

Know what medications you take and why you take them. Medication errors are the most common health care mistakes.

Use a hospital, clinic, surgery center, or other type of health care organization that has undergone a rigorous on-site evaluation against established, state-of-the-art quality and safety standards.

Participate in all decisions about your treatment. You are the center of the health care team.

The Authority also encourages healthcare facilities to make the consumer tips available and to read and implement guidance from the award-winning Patient Safety Advisory. The Advisory'/>"/>

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