patients often have legitimate concerns about their safety,
as well as comfort requests--but they don't know who to
tell, how to get them addressed, what's reasonable and what's
not. Dr. David Sherer and Maryann Karinch give the answers.
Here's a sample of what you'll learn in Dr. David Sherer's
Hospital Survival Guide:
July is the most dangerous month to have a procedure done
at a teaching hospital, because that's when the new interns
Ask for EMLA anesthetic cream to use on your child's skin.
This allows for much less painful I.V. starts.
Tell the doctors and nurses about drug allergies and sensitivities,
and tell your doctor about any herbal remedies you're taking.
Medicines and herbs can react with various drugs, including
Ask that all iodine based antiseptics are washed off thoroughly
after surgery. Occasionally, iodine can cause chemical burns
or sloughed-off skin. Look for the characteristic yellow
discoloration after surgery.
Tell the operating nurses about any back problems you might
have. A pillow under your knees can help reduce the discomfort
of the hard operating room table. There's no reason to wake
up after surgery needing a back operation, too!
Dr. David Sherer's Hospital Survival Guide also includes
dozens of proven techniques for reducing your hospital bill.
If you have to go to the hospital, this is the one book
you must read. David Sherer, MD is a board certified anesthesiologist.
Who better than an anesthesiologist to talk about how to
make a hospital stay less painful? Maryann Karinch is the
author of numerous health and medical books, including Telemedicine:
What the Future Holds When You're Ill (New Horizon); Boot
Camp: The Sergeant's Fitness and Nutrition Program (Simon
& Schuster); Lessons from the Edge: Extreme Athletes Show
You How to Take on High Risk and Succeed (Simon & Schuster);
Empowering Underachievers (New Horizon); and Diets Designed
for Athletes (Human Kinetics).
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