Prevent Medical Error (PME)

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Prevent Medical Error (PME) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. As part of our mission to advance best practices that mitigate medical errors, we will be posting and/or reposting information and links to help you, your family and your providers make the best decisions during the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease that it causes, COVID-19.

Please note that none of the information on this site is a substitute for CDC  and WHO information and/or instructions from your doctor or pharmacist.

Simple ways to keep safe and help flatten the curve:

    • Self-quarantine; if you need to go out for essentials, maintain at least a six-foot distance between yourself and others.
    • When you return home, throw your clothes in a bag and spray disinfectant on them or wash them. Wash your hands and face or take a shower. Wash your towel, wash cloth, and/or hand towel.
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds plus, the length of time that it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.
    • Keep your hands and hair away from your face. Sanitize hair accessories.
    • Wash and dry hand towels, wash cloths, dish cloths and pillowcases in hot water and more frequently.
    • Eat a healthy well-balanced diet with as few processed foods as possible.
    • Do not stop or start any new prescription drug, supplement, over the counter medicine or diet before talking with your doctor and pharmacist.
    • Keep your list of medications, supplements and over-the counter drugs updated and available to providers and first responders.
    • Maintain a good self-care practice and a healthy sense of humor.

Click here  for a video by Dr. David Price from Weill Cornell Medical Center: “Empowering and Protecting Your Family During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Self -triage tools can help you decide if you need medical attention and who to call: STAT NEWS; CDC

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