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April 17, 2019 6:30 pm

Kapaa Public Library 4-1464 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746

4-1464 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746

(808) 821-4422

Kapaa Public Library, 808-821-4422

Do you know 440,000 Americans die every year from an error or infection at a hospital?

Consumers are often left in the dark about the record of who is treating us and if the drug, treatment, surgery or even the facility where all this occurs is even safe.

Stan Greenbaum, a Consumer Reports (CR) Community Facilitator, will be presenting a workshop designed by CR experts meant to both inform the community about how to avoid medical harm, use CR’s well-regarded hospital ratings, and how to have respectful but transparent conversations with providers before, during and after treatment to avoid unnecessary and costly treatments and tests.

Topics covered:

· How to ask the right questions of your doctor or nurse

· How to avoid infections

· How to track your medications and keep your information as a patient

· And More!