“The purpose of the website is to help patients understand what to expect, partner with their healthcare team, and obtain the best possible outcomes during a hospital stay.”
Arlington, VA (PRWEB) August 22, 2012
Northern Virginia nurse and educator Lisa Sams has launched a new website as a resource for patients and their families to use during a hospital stay. The website, http://www.ClinicalLinkages.com, is also a tool for hospital administrators, businesses and local communities. It includes a blog that serves as a real-time resource of information for what she calls “The 21st Century Patient.”
“The purpose of the website is to help patients understand what to expect, partner with their healthcare team, and obtain the best possible outcomes during a hospital stay,” Sams says. “It is based on my belief that collaboration among healthcare team members, patients and families is an untapped source of creativity and care in hospitals today.”
Sams is the author of a guidebook designed to empower hospital patients. “Your Hospital Care: Expect the Best” was written as a tool for patients, families, hospital administrators and human resource managers. The guidebook also may be customized for a variety of organizations.
“Patients and families are no longer passive receivers of our services,” she says. “The explosion of knowledge has merged with rapidly evolving technology to make today’s hospital stay one where patients and families need to partner with their care team for the best possible outcomes.”
Sams, MSN, RN, has more than 30 years’ experience as a research nurse, educator, and clinical expert in maternal and newborn care. She specializes in evidence-based practice development with clinical teams.
“I know first-hand the importance of teamwork in the complex environment of today’s hospitals,” Sams says. “The demands to manage care for very sick patients have never been higher.”
Sams is the founder and president of Clinical Linkages, which provides services and resources to health care organizations that result in safer, more effective patient care.
“Your Hospital Care: Expect the Best” is available at Amazon.com. An iBook version will be available later this year.
For more information, contact Lisa Sams at 703-234-0137 or at http://www.ClinicalLinkages.com.
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