Staying in the hospital for longer is not always pleasant. Eating, sleeping and bearing the same environment can drag you down. But, with some preparation and arrangement it may be comparatively a decent time off. Doctors and nurses share their experiences on how to make your stay in hospital better and improved.
Prepare A Bag Full of Essentials.
While staying at the hospital, you may need a heavy bag to carry all of the essentials with you that may help you making your stay comfortable. If you are aware of the fact that there is a high probability that you or your loved one will have to be rushed to the hospital, then it is better and highly recommended to keep a bag packed with all the stuff you need. So that you can run away as soon as it is needed.
This practice is considered very common among the couples who are expecting the birth of a child, but it is also beneficial for those with chronic diseases. In the case of an emergency, you will be ready to rush to the hospital without hassle.
Take Your Medicines with You.
Many doctors will require you to provide an accurate list of medications you are currently taking. Generally, an inclusive list of drugs will be sufficient instead of the actual medications. But, the drugstore might not carry your preferred product brand of non-prescription medicines, so it is highly suggested to bring everything with you to the hospital.
It must be borne in mind that many hospitals in the USA will be reluctant to provide home medications due to the State’s Health and Safety Regulations. Except for medication which is very expensive oral chemotherapies, etc. however, general medication for common diseases will be provided by the hospital.
Bring Your Mobile Phone.
The phone available in the hospital might be hard to reach from the bed, and your family and friends will possibly have trouble in contacting you when calling on the hospital landline. A mobile phone, on the other hand, will make it a way easier to reach people, and, as soon as it is required.