TOOLS FOR THE PATIENT SAFETY ADVOCATE



Advance Directives
The Living Will Registry


MOLST

​Medical Orders for Life­Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)


Healthcare Proxy
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).


GOING TO THE HOSPITAL


Prepare for the Hospital Visit
This information will help you prepare items to take when visiting the patient.

TOOLS TO PROMOTE PATIENT SAFETY


Information to share


STARS card
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)




Help for the Patient Safety Advocate

PULSECenter for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy

WORKING WITH VULNERABLE POPULATIONS


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.