A patient who is injured, sick, in need of surgery, a medical procedure or just has an ailing body may not be in a position to be active in their care and they may need to focus all their energy on getting well. For this reason, an advocate or “helper” is crucial to the patient’s care. But what exactly does an advocate do? Who would make a good advocate?
Through our educational seminars and programs, you will learn about preparing for the emergency room and helping a patient to prepare for surgery. You will learn about policies and standards used in the hospital to keep patients safe and how you can help to ensure these standards are met. You will also learn that the most important tool may be a pen and notebook to write down information and keep accurate records for the patient. Your training will be to learn to advocate for the whole family!
Other important topics addressed will be:
♦ Communication skills
♦ Patient safety policies
♦ Reducing patient re-admissions
♦ Help reduce the possibility of injury while hospitalized and much, much more