If you are discharged out of the hospital, you will have a detailed communication plan. The plan will include a phone number to call. Your care team will want be in contact communication with you. Things you should tell them include:
Either you or your care team members should notify your local emergency medical department when you are discharged. It is nice for them to know you are at home with life-saving equipment. If you lose electricity, you must relocate to a new location. You can contact your care team if you have questions about what to do.
Medical Safety Card
Always carry your medical safety card with you in case of an emergency. If you don’t have a medical safety card, ask your care team to provide the ACTION medical safety card (sample below) for you.