Every person who cares for you as an official staff member, a contracted employee or a member of the ARMC Medical Staff of the hospital wears an identification badge. This ID badge contains a picture, name and job title of the individual. All AtlantiCare employees must wear this ID badge whenever they are working.
As a patient, it is your right to know the names and titles of the people caring for you.
For your protection, the hospital regularly conducts fire and disaster drills. If a drill occurs during your stay, please remain inside your room. The staff is trained in fire safety and emergency management and will keep you informed about what is expected of you to keep you and your neighboring patients safe.
ARMC is diligent about every patient’s safety. You are the most important member of the care team. If you have questions or concerns, please speak up! Let your doctor or nurse know.
You can also contact the Patient Advocate by calling 1-8193 at the Atlantic City Campus or 2-3444 at the Mainland Campus. Following are safety tips for your hospital stay:
Patient Identification: We will ask you your name and birth date more than once. It’s repetitive, but it’s for your safety. This is how we confirm your identity during testing and treatment.
Care team members will check your identity by looking at your name and birth date on your ID band. Expect them to ask for your name and birth date when you have any procedure or test – including having your blood drawn, and when they give you medication.
Expect staff to introduce themselves when they enter your room. It’s okay to look for their identification badges.
Clear communication about you plan of care is important. If you have questions or concerns always ask. If you don’t understand, ask again. Remember, this is your health and you have a right to know.
Learn about your diagnosis, medical tests and your treatment plan. Pay attention to the care you are receiving. Make sure you’re getting the right treatments and medications by the right healthcare professionals. If you’re unsure, ask. You can also ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate.
Carefully read all medical forms. Make sure you understand them before you sign anything. If you don’t understand, ask your doctor or nurse to explain.
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