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Name of Media:

Better Together Staff Pocket Guide for Staff


Institute for patient and family centered care

Publisher or Source:

Institute for patient and family centered care

Type of Media:


Media Originally for:

Former ICU Patients, Former ICU Patients' Family Members, Friends or Caregivers, General Public

Country of Origin:

United States

Primary Focus of Media:

Pre-Use of PICS Designation

COVID-19 Related:



Family members and friends who have been identified by patients as their care partners, together with you and other staff, are integral members of the health care team. These family members and friends provides provide comfort and assistance for patients. As care partners, they can also help you share information, by participating in aspect of care, and by helping make decisions. They can be spokesperson, advocate, and supporter, especially if patients are too sick or too overwhelmed to do this for themselves. They are essential to ensuring quality, safe transition to home and ongoing care and recovery once a patient leaves the hospital. The following suggestions are offered to guide you as you become PARTNERS together

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