There are many things a patient safety advocate should know.  Here are just a few.

The following questions have been developed to test your skills as a patient safety advocate for your friends or for a family member who is hospitalized.  Your responses will help you decide if you can help ensure the best care possible for your loved one’s; or, if you want be a professional advocate this can be a start.  When you are finished, send to a friend and see if they can be an advocate too!

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* 1. You are with the patient and a nurse comes into the room.  What is the first thing the nurse should do?

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* 2. As an advocate you should be expected to:

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* 3. As the patient’s advocate you should:

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* 4. One way you can offer to help a hospitalized patient is to:

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* 5. When a nurse comes into the room with medication in an IV bag to hang and the patient is sleeping you should:

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* 6. To help as a support person for your family member who has had surgery, you might sit at the bedside and:

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* 7. The patient believes that she is not getting appropriate care and her call bells are not being answered.  The patient asks you to fix this problem. You would:

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* 8. The patient is a diabetic and when you visit you see she has cake on her tray left over from lunch.  You will:

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* 9. The doctor is about to examine the patient’s surgery site and did not wash her hands.  You:

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* 10. In 2016 a Johns Hopkins study reported:

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* 11. True or false
The patient advocate needs to be listed on the healthcare proxy form

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* 12. True or False
There is no need to disinfect a stethoscope because it can’t carry germs

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* 13. True or False
The surgeon is required to visit the patient within 24 hours of surgery

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* 14. True or False
A consent form signed by the patient means that the patient understands what the surgery procedure is called and how it will be done.

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* 15. Please share something about yourself

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* 16. Age

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