Your safety is our #1 priority. Everyone has a role in making health care safe. Ridgeview’s staff is committed to safety as a top priority, and you can play an active role in your health care, too.
Be Prepared to Provide Information
- Information about allergies, including medication, food or others
- List of current medications and dose, including over-the-counter and herbal preparations
- Your complete health history
- Copy of your advance directive or living will
- Any other information you feel is pertinent to your care
- Your name and birth date (required before you receive medications or treatments)
Know About Your Caregiver
- Your caregiver’s name and title
- How to contact your caregiver if you need assistance
- Whom to contact following discharge if you should have questions
Understand Your Care
- The purpose, dose and side effects of your medications
- The purpose of all tests and procedures being performed
- The reason for and the type of surgical procedure being performed
- The instructions that you receive when you are discharged
Arrange for a family member or anyone of your choosing to speak to your physician, nurse or caregiver if needed.
Voice Your Concerns
Ridgeview encourages patients and families to voice any concerns to a member of their health care team (nurse, doctor or manager of the unit). Condition H, or Condition Help, is a nationwide initiative to encourage families to voice serious concerns about the care of a loved one or friend. Anyone can initiate a Condition H; and when it happens, the Condition H team, an ICU-registered nurse and a respiratory care practitioner, will come to the patient’s room to evaluate the situation and take appropriate action.