Take an Active Role in Your Stay
Atlantic General Hospital is committed to your safety. Patients who are
more involved with their care tend to do better and stay safer. By working
with our physicians, nurses and hospital staff, you can reduce your risk
of injury and make your stay as safe as possible.
For tips on becoming a more active member of your health care team, and
improving communication between you and your doctor, click the
Ask Me 3 documents below, or visit the
Ask Me 3 website.
Wear Your Identification At All Times
- You will be issued a wrist identification bracelet when you are admitted
to the hospital. Wear it at all times. If it comes off or you lose it,
ask your nurse to get a new one for you.
- Check the information on your I.D. bracelet to make sure it is correct.
- Make sure all staff members check your I.D. bracelet before any procedure or test.
For more information about taking an active role in your health care, visit
the web site for the
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.