How to improve our health care is focus of ‘The Smart Patient’ program April 2
HIGHLAND, Ind. — Preventing illness and injury, managing chronic conditions, being smart when hospitalized and dealing with end of life care will be covered during a program offered from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday (4/2) at the Wicker Park Social Center, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd.
The Smart Patient program provides an opportunity for community members to learn, ask questions and become their own health care advocates.
The program is presented by Purdue University Calumet’s Mu Omega chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in coordination with the Lake Area United Way and Northwest Indiana Patient Safety Coalition with special thanks to North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan.
The program will include information about:
Wound and ostomy care, preventing infection, care for caregivers, managing medications, organ donation, diabetes education, patient advocacy, tips for emergency care, home health, injury prevention, hospice care, pediatric concerns, medication safety, heart attack/stroke-related, cancer resources, nutrition, newborn care, diet, exercise, wellness and insurance information.
“We hope all attendees will leave this event with increased knowledge and information about ways to improve their own healthcare and that of their loved ones,” Purdue University Calumet Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing Joan Dorman said.
Admission is free.
Other information can be obtained by contacting Professor Dorman at email@example.com and 219/989-2817.
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