Things To Do For Medication Safety
Tell your doctor or nurse about
Never take a medication that you or your family have brought from home. If you brought any, send them home.
For your benefit, medications from home will not be used in the hospital because:
If you are not receiving a medication you normally take at home, tell the nurse or doctor so it can be ordered for you.
Partner with Cottage for Your Medication Safety
One of the most common types of medical mistakes has to do with medication errors-when patients take too many, too few, or the wrong pills. Medication errors can be very serious and lead to serious complications, admission to the hospital, or even death.
The good news is that patients and family members can help prevent medication errors. Many medication errors occur at "transition points," such as when patients enter the hospital, move from one room to another, or leave the hospital to go home. There are some ways you can help prevent medication errors at these transition points.
A list of your medications:
Up-to-date medication information:
Ways to use a medication list: