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THE ELDERLY PATIENT ADMITTED IN A WARD ON A STRETCHER - THE REALITY OF A HOSPITAL UNIT

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Abstract Health organizations should provide a guaranty to their admitted patients that their rights, as citizens, are inviolable. A humanized service should be offered and their privacy and security should be guaranteed. Security depends on the elaboration of anticipation/prevention systems regarding potential adverse events. The most frequent adverse events in patients on stretchers are: imprisoning on the bars, falls, pressure ulcers and inadvertent switch of medication. In agreement with the letter of Human Right to the Admitted Patient, it shouldn´t be allowed , except for a brief period of time, no longer than 24 hours, for a patient to be in a ward on a stretcher

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