Instead, bring a basket (or bag) filled with hand / body wipes, hand sanitizer, pens and a notebook.
Additional items might be candy, like lollipops or chocolate or cookies for the staff. Leave in the patient’s room and be sure the staff (nurses, nurse assistants, etc) know that it’s there. They will be sure to visit more often.
Bring our Patient Safety Tips Quick Guide to help as an advocate.
and attach to My Story Board and Message Board. Print out 'My Story Board'
and post for visitors to leave messages.
For an extensive list of what you can bring as a support person, visit the Patient Assistant list of information.
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PULSE Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy