Stock these safety cards in the waiting room, exam room, or restrooms and let patients know how to improve their safety and health.
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This redesigned 3.5 x 2 inch four-panel patient safety card is now available! The patient safety card is designed to both provide information for patients on safety and safety planning, and help women recognize how their relationship impacts their health as well as the lives of their children. The safety card offers helpful suggestions for patients to improve their health and safety, and lists specific health problems that may be the result of chronic stress from an abusive relationship. It also offers women who are in abusive relationships guidance on talking with their children. The backside of the card refers people to the National Hotline on Domestic Violence for further support. This tool is most effective when placed in private areas and may be given to patients routinely as part of regular visits, or upon disclosure of abuse.
Tip from the field: Is your health care facility reluctant to implement routine assessment for abuse? By simply counting and tracking the number of cards stocked and then taken in a week, or month, the numbers may be a persuasive motivator to demonstrate to clinicians and administrators that domestic violence impacts your patient population and that women are interested in such information.
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