NAVAL HEALTH CLINIC ANNAPOLIS QUALITY PATIENT CARE AND PATIENT SAFETY MEASURES
The staff at the Naval Health Clinic are committed to providing quality care and taking strong measures to keep you as safe as possible during your visit. Patient safety is a priority for all staff. We ask that you work jointly with us in providing safe care to you by actively participating in your care. NHC Annapolis supports the National Patient Safety Foundation’s recommendations for patients and asks that you actively participate in your care at your next visit by:
- Talking to your health care providers, nurses, pharmacists, and clinic staff.
- Do not be embarrassed to ask questions.
- Do not worry that you will be bothering your health care provider if you share concerns about your health or proposed treatments/tests.
- Sharing information on your complete medical history to include special conditions, illnesses, and surgeries.
- Asking questions about your care. Write down your questions before your visit and answers given to review them again at a later time.
- Answering all questions about your health honestly and completely during each visit.
- Letting staff know of all allergies and sensitivities to include food and latex.
- Giving your provider dates of your last flu or pneumonia shot or any other immunizations or vaccines.
- Bringing a list of all medications you currently take at home – prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and any dietary and herbal supplements.
- Asking a family member or friend to come along during your clinic visit to act as your patient advocate.
- It is easy to sometimes be overwhelmed by medical information and someone else can help look after your welfare, ask questions, and take notes as well.
For additional information on how you can participate in patient safety, please contact the Patient Safety Manager at 410-293-1342.