This. This book. The resource of all resources. The book I wish I had two years ago: Kati Klebler’s Admit One: What You MUST Know When Going to the Hospital, But No One Actually Tells You.
I came across this book last summer and as I was reading (which I did cover-to-cover), I found myself constantly wondering just how much easier the first few weeks of K’s hospitalization would have been if I had this book then. I know, I know. It’s in the past, but…a girl can dream. And this girl can share because, folks when it comes to hospitalizations, knowledge is power.
Note: this is not a sponsored post. I am making this recommendation without any influence.
Here’s what you’ll get from this book:
- Who’s who and, most importantly, who’s in charge: The attending? Resident? Nurse-in-Charge? Nurse Manager?
- The admission process, rounds, and what the heck does it mean when someone says they have, “signed-off?”
- The discharge process and what you should make sure you know before leaving
I am not exaggerating when I say that I would pay double, triple even, the amount I paid for this book. If you or your loved one is about to have surgery, or there is a potential for a hospitalization soon, I cannot recommend this book enough.
I am not a healthcare professional. I am not a doctor. I am not a nurse. I am not a social worker. I am simply sharing the information learned from my own experience. Your experience is going to be different.
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