Video PSA: Tips for Going Home from the Hospital
Nurse: So you’re leaving us today Mrs. Smith?
Mrs. Smith: Yes, you’ve all been great, but I’m ready to go home.
Nurse: Well, we need to go over your discharge information first, and you have some new medication.
Mrs. Smith: Can you help me remember all this, Darlene?
Darlene: Sure, Mom.
Mrs. Smith: Do I take this in addition to my other pills?
Nurse: Yes, you can take it with your current medication, but you need to follow up with your regular doctor.
Darlene: And how long will she need to take it?
Nurse: Until the prescriptions run out. Any other questions?
Mrs. Smith: Yes! When will I be able to go dancing again?
Narrator: To get your copy of the AHRQ guide, visit ahrq.gov/consumer or call 1-800-358-9295.