S.M.A.R.T. Patient Program
Are you a S.M.A.R.T Patient?
A SMART patient knows that safety is their concern too. It is always okay for you to ask us questions about your care.
Safety in the Hospital and at Home
Wash or sanitize your hands. Cough and sneeze into your elbow to prevent the spread of germs. Wear non-slip footwear. Use wheelchairs, walkers or crutches. Install bed rails, nightlights, shower bars and tub benches toprevent falls.
Medication: Be Aware
Know the names of the medications you take and why you take them. Keep a list of the medications you take and carry it in your wallet. Do not share your medications
Ask about your condition. Ask about your medications. Ask about your care plan. Ask about what to expect after surgery.
Recovery at Home
Know how to take care of yourself after you leave the hospital. Have a family member or friend stay with you. Know what are good and bad symptoms to watch for.
Talk and Tell
Tell your doctor about your medical history. Talk with your doctor or nurse if you are concerned about a test or procedure. Tell your doctor or nurse if you do not understand what they are saying.