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About Karen Curtiss

Karen Curtiss is a national leader in patient and family education for hospital care. She wrote her book “Safe & Sound in the Hospital: Must-Have Checklists and Tools for Your Loved One’s Care” after her own family members were harmed by common hazards in hospital care. She is a frequent speaker at health care conferences where nurses and doctors are interested in learning how to collaborate with patients and families with her safe & sound checklists. Karen’s book is available at SafeAndSoundBooks.com and on Amazon.

Karen's Posts:

Medication Management for Seniors

A recent Yale study revealed that fully 75 percent of patients 65 or older don’t understand their medication routine after leaving the hospital — or they get an incorrect prescription at discharge. No wonder one of every three seniors ends up back in the hospital!  In fact, many older patients overdose on meds their first day or two at home. […]

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Hospitals Can Be Dangerous – Tips to Protect Your Loved Ones From Infections and Accidents.

Thanks to a wealth of great medical websites, we’ve never had access to more knowledge about health conditions and treatment choices. However, the average caretaker or advocate knows much less about potentially-harmful complications known as “Hospital Acquired Conditions,” or “HACs” that can be dangerous — even deadly. National Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 3-9 and shines a light on the […]

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