GLOVERSVILLE – There are times when your health information may seem unclear. Nathan Littauer Hospital is now a participant in The Ask Me 3® program run by the National Patient Safety Foundation. Littauer is excited to work with Ask Me 3, and open the lines of communication with its patients.
Ask Me 3® is an educational program that encourages patients and families to ask three specific questions of their providers. By asking these three questions during a health care visit, either for yourself or for a loved one, patients and health care providers should have a better understand their health conditions and what they need to do to stay healthy.
The three questions are:
- What is my main problem?
- What do I need to do?
- Why is it important for me to do this?
“I’m really happy to bring this program to our patients and community,” said Littauer Emergency Care Center Manager, Jennifer Elmendorf BSN, RN CLNC. “I truly expect it to help our patients better understand their health conditions and do what they need to do to stay healthy.”
Designed by health literacy experts, Ask Me 3 is intended to help patients become more active members of their health care team, and provide a critical platform to improve communications between patients, families, and health care professionals.