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How to survive your hospital visit series: When the nurse comes knocking

1. Ask how long they have been in the field. Because of the current nursing shortage, you may not have much choice in terms of who cares for you, but if you have concerns, talk to the nurse manager.
2. Discuss slow response times with the nurse manager.
3. Triple-check your meds. A nurse is supposed to double-check to make sure that the patient is receiving the correct medication. To protect yourself from medication dosing errors, triple-check. Ask what the medication is that you are receiving and why you are getting it.

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