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Sandy Cayo - Mt. Vernon, NY

Sandy is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She completed her Doctorate in Nursing at Fairfield University in 2014.  In her immediate past position as an off shift clinical executive at Yale-New Haven Hospital, she focused on patient safety and quality and was an advocate for high-quality person-centered care.  Her personal experience with losing her mother in 2004 due to lack of services in the hospital system in Haiti, fuels her passion to drive institutions to provide safe and effective patient care.

 


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COVID-19 and Health Equity — Serving the Underserved, Poorly Served, and Never Served
National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine  |  Feature Story | May 5, 2020  &…
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As states reopen, here’s how you protect yourself from the coming surge
Food for thought…. When/As the rules are being relaxed, and just because you will now be allow…
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Receptors for SARS-CoV-2 Present in Wide Variety of Human Cells
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Becoming a More Empowered Patient

First, we have chosen to share a video by Consumer Health Choices: Talking With Your Doctor. In it you will see how preparing for you appointment can make a difference.

We have chosen a second video by the National Patient Safety Foundation: AskMe3, to share with you. Here, you learn that there are three important questions to ask your doctor whenever you see him or her.

Finally, we are sharing a series of videos by Dartmouth-Hitchcock:
Self-Advocacy: The Empowered Patient,
Self-Advocacy: Preparing for your Visit,
Self-Advocacy: Why It's Important To Share and
Self-Advocacy: Doing Research.

For the complete story, please click here

5 Things to Know

  1. What you need to know in the Hospital
  2. 15 Steps You Can Take To Reduce Your Risk of a Hospital Infection
  3. Selecting Doctors & Hospitals
  4. What to do to avoid medication error
  5. AHRQ Director Helps Consumers Navigate the Health Care System in a New Advice Column on the Web

You've Suffered Medical Harm - Now What Do You Do?

According to a recent article published by ProPublica titled: So You’ve Become a Patient Safety Statistic – Now What? by Marshall Allen there are six things to do….

  1. Get a copy of medical records.
  2. Make sure the incident is reported internally.
  3. If the patient has died, order a forensic autopsy.
  4. Consider calling an attorney.
  5. Meet with the doctor and hospital officials.
  6. Report the incident to regulators, who can investigate.

For greater detail and more important information, please read the full article.