PULSE Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy
The Living Will Registry
Medical Orders for LifeSustaining Treatment (MOLST)
Print and complete with someone you trust. A healthcare proxy is not the same as an advocate. A healthcare proxy can speak for the patient when the patient can't speak for themselves. An advocate is a helper.
Patient Advocate Check List
The Patient Advocate Checklist helps explain the role of the
advocate and the needs of the patient. An advocate is not the same as the
healthcare proxy. This information is from the book Family Centered Patient
Advocacy which was written in collaboration with some of the finest leaders
in patient safety.
Quick Guide for the Advocate
You have been asked to help a friend or family member. You aren't sure what
to do, and don't have time to prepare. Here is a quick guide to patient safety.
Personal Medical Diary (history)
Medical history and doctor's names. Print as many as you want and put them in a folder or binder.
Personal Medical Diary (medication/procedures)
Medication, procedures and surgery. Print as many as you want and put them in a folder or binder. Watch this space for more info to come.
The Designated Medication Manager (DMM)
Coming soon: a guide to having someone help you as your Designated Medication Manager (DMM).
Prepare for the Hospital Visit
This information will help you prepare items to take when visiting the patient.
To learn how to interface better with specific or vulnerable populations who are often faced with unconscious bias.
For additional resources, go to our Healthcare Equality Project website.
Information to share
When seeing your clinician be as accurate as possible when describing your symptoms,
and think STARS.
Patient Safety Flag
This flag connects all people who are patients,
were patients, or may someday be patients,
and symbolizes the expectation that their care
will be patient-centered and safe.
(To be used as a promotional tool)