Preparing for Your Procedure Patient Education Video Series

Going into the hospital can be a daunting task, but preparation is key. Do your research with the Hospital Safety Grade and be an engaged patient with these helpful resources from the Judie Burrows Education Institute. 

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It's easy to ask your friends and family for provider recommendations, but word of mouth won't tell you the whole story. If you need a doctor or surgeon, check out how many procedures they've performed and how their patients rate them on courtesy and respect. Most of all, find someone you trust. Download the Toolkit.

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Are you getting ready for a procedure? Before you go into the hospital, you should be prepared: Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and remember to write everything down. If you’re still nervous, you can take a friend, caregiver, or patient advocate to an appointment for extra support. Download the Toolkit. 

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In this video, board-certified patient advocate Krista Hughes explains the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and how you can use the Grades to stay safe in the hospital. Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grades make it easy to search for hospitals in your area and see how they measure up. Download the toolkit.

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Many hospitals have world-renowned doctors and equipment, but not all hospitals prioritize their patient's safety above all else. You deserve to know which hospitals do the best at protecting their patients from harm. That's why we developed the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. 

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Learn how diabetes impacts patient safety and the importance of early detection in reducing the risk of complications. This video highlights the Recognized Leader in Caring for People Living with Diabetes program, led by The Leapfrog Group and the American Diabetes Association. Learn how patients can use this program to identify hospitals with safe, high-quality diabetes care. Download the toolkit.

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Picture of Understanding Roles in a Hospital: Doctor vs. Nurse Practioner vs. Physician’s Assistant

There are a lot of different types of providers you may receive care from in a hospital, and it can be confusing to differentiate their specific roles and the types of care they provide. In this video, you’ll learn about the key differences between doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, including their education, responsibilities, and how they collaborate in patient care. Download the toolkit.

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Talking to your anesthesiologist before surgery is just as important as talking to your surgeon. They manage anesthesia, monitor vital signs, and handle pain control. Discussing your medical history, concerns, and preferences with them ensures tailored anesthesia care and addresses potential issues, leading to a smoother, safer surgical experience. Download the toolkit.

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The Judie Burrows Education Institute offers transformational educational programming that advances patient safety and empowers real, measurable progress. 

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