I meant to link to this awhile ago but didn’t think about it again until today. Get Better Health posted an article outlining some tips for patients describing ways to stay safe while in the hospital.
They are very good ideas, and I’d take the very last tip one step further. When you are being discharged and your nurse is going over your discharge instructions, ask for a printout giving information about new medications you’ll be taking. This should be available at most hospitals… and if it isn’t, it should be. That way you’ll have a detailed reference you can look at later when you’re at home.
Here is the post. Enjoy!