Your Health: Preparing for a Hospital Stay

Most of us have either been in a hospital or have gone to visit someone there. Overnight or extended stays can be trying - even though the doctors and nurses are there to make you feel better!

Before you or a loved one go to the hospital for surgery or another medical procedure, listen to this short interview with Judy Pechacek, the vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, MN. Judy has great advice on what to bring to the hospital, the admittance and discharge process and general caregiver advice:

Listen here (Quicktime): Preparing for a Hospital Stay.mp3 .

Thanks Judy!

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Updated: 5/2009