Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Medical Errors

medical_errorsSteps You Can Take to Help Prevent Medical Errors

Medication Tips

  • Recognize your medication. If the medications you are given do not look familiar, speak up and alert your doctor or nurse. Do the same when picking up medication from the pharmacy.
  • Make sure that all of your doctors know about everything you are taking. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines as well as dietary supplements such as vitamins and herbs.
  • Make sure your doctor and your nurse know about any allergies and adverse reactions you have had to medications.
  • When your doctor writes you a prescription, make sure you can read it.
    Ask for information about your medicines in terms you can understand — both when your
  • medicines are prescribed and when you receive them.
  • To learn more, please review our Patient Safety Booklet.

It is our ethos to treat every patient and their family members as if they were part of our family from the minute they walk through our doors. We are committed to provide timely preventive advice, appropriate and excellent care for acute and chronic illnesses in order to get you back on your feet.