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How Can I Do a Healthcare NoteBook & Why!

How Can I Do a Healthcare NoteBook & Why!

MY HEALTHCARE NOTEBOOK The impact of this notebook will be found in bringing it and using it for every visit that impacts your health and wellbeing. When your healthcare providers see that you are documenting what is said or done, it makes them accountable, requiring them to be better providers. Documentation is the key to good healthcare. The healthcare mantra “if it is not documented it is not done” can cause havoc when information is missed or misinterpreted. This notebook…

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Start ….To Be Organized

Start ….To Be Organized

                                 HOW TO  GET  STARTED ………. TO BE ORGANIZED Here are some important guidelines on how become a responsible partner and learn to control your health decisions. All of us need to be the manager of our own health, or we need a family member or advocate who is familiar with our health situation. Be Prepared, a three-ring binder will help you keep track of your doctors, nurses, and insurance issues, as well as your medications. Keep all information Current….

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Medical Health History. How do I write mine?

Medical Health History. How do I write mine?

To create a detailed health history you should include: •Individual contact information for each of your physician practices ie.. orthopedic, arthritis, gynecology, cardiac, internal medicine, neurology etc. •Each section should include test results that have been done in the past such as any lab test, blood work, EKG, scans, MRI’s. •Highlight past complications to surgeries and include anesthesia difficulties. •Document activities you are currently doing to focus on a healthy lifestyle. •Encourage to give a real account of daily alcohol…

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Reasons why your Living Will should be in your glove compartment and your travel suitcase?

Reasons why your Living Will should be in your glove compartment and your travel suitcase?

Why do you need to have a Living Will A living will allows you to document your wishes concerning medical treatments. The most important fact is that paper copy of Your Living Will  must be WITH you when you enter the hospital.  Not in your safe deposit box, Not with your children and Not as part of your electronic medical record.  Your spouse vocally sharing your wishes is NOT legally binding. Realize if you arrive in an ER unconscious, we…

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What is Durable Power of Attorney or Healthcare Power of Attorney

What is Durable Power of Attorney or Healthcare Power of Attorney

HCPOA or DPOA understand the differences so you can get the services you require. What is a Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) and Why do I Need One, is a question being asked more frequently.  It is important to understand how it is different than a Healthcare Power of Attorney.  Is it to be effective now or when I am incapacitated?  What can you do to make sure it can it be enforced? I have been asked many of these…

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Healthcare Terminology

Healthcare Terminology

Advance Care Directive – a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, often including a living will, made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor. Living Will – A written document that allows a patient to give explicit instructions about medical treatment to be administered when the patient is terminally ill or permanently unconscious; also called an advance directive. Health Care Power of Attorney – Legal authorization…

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12 Point Medication Check List

12 Point Medication Check List

12 Point Medication Check List 1.Learn Before you start taking any new prescription or OTC/herbal supplement by speaking with your pharmacist. Before taking ANY new drug OR supplement have your pharmacist review the impact on the other meds you are taking. Medications and supplements can counteract each other & therefore should be taken at different times of the day, some with food only, some on empty stomach. Do not expect pills to do what they are prescribed for if you…

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