Admission Preparation & Process

What to expect 

Your doctor will write admission orders outlining the specific care that is to take place during your stay. Shortly upon your arrival to the hospital, a nurse will sit with you and/or your family member and complete an admission history including a patient profile. Other health care professionals may have already asked some of these questions, but it is important to give the information to your nurse again. Together you and your nurse will plan the care that you will require during your stay. Plans for your discharge will be started at this time and the outcomes expected of your care will be noted on the care plan.

 

Should you require any operative procedures, invasive procedures or the administration of blood products, a detailed consent will be obtained at that time. Before you sign the consent, you or your assigned decision maker must ensure that you have received information about the procedure including any questions you may have and the risks/benefits.

 

If at any point of your visit you have a question or concern, we want to hear about it.


Patient Rights and Responsibilities


 

The RLMCMH has a ‘scent free’ policy. Please do not use perfumes, colognes or other scented products on the day of your visit.


 

Personal Care Items to bring to make your stay more comfortable

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream, if needed
  • Deodorant and soap
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Slippers
  • Housecoat
  • Shampoo

Please write your name on all of your personal items.

 

Allergies

 

Please ensure that your nurse is informed of all allergies that you may have. This includes all food, medication, or environmental allergies. A red allergy bracelet will be placed on your arm indicating what you are allergic to.

Medications

Your doctor will prescribe the medications necessary for you during your stay. It is very important that you let the nursing staff know all of the medications including vitamins and herbals that you take at home including how and when you take them. While you are in the hospital, you must not take any of your own medications. In rare instances if you are on a medication that the hospital does not carry, the hospital may ask to use your supply until an alternate supply is obtained.

 

Please bring to ALL of your Visits/Appointments

  •  A current list of medications you take daily including any over the counter medications and/ or vitamins/ supplements
  • A list of any allergies you may have
  • Your HEALTH CARD