Thursday, February 5, 2009

Useful Resources: Gluten Intolerance Group's Hospital Stays Made Safe

The Gluten Intolerance Group has a whole series of useful publications on it's Web site. The latest addition is titled Hospital Stays Made Safe and features a lot of tips on how to safely navigate a hospital stay as a Celiac. It also contains sample letters from the GIG Executive Director which you can give to various members of the hospital staff including doctors, nurses, pharmacy staff, hospital dietitian and cafeteria workers., I've heard many complaints about this topic in the Raleigh area and intend to drive some change in this area. Until then, you can use this guide to assist you.
Being admitted to the hospital can be a frightening experience, especially those with Celiac disease or other gluten intolerances. Whether you are there for a day-surgery or for three weeks in rehabilitation, the hospital should be doing everything they can to meet the needs of your specific gluten-free diet. Share this information with your family and your health care providers (Dietitian, Pharmacist, Physicians) to ensure the best possible care while you are staying at the hospital.
Click here for the publication.


The Gluten-free 'Dish' said...

This is good information to have and hope you never need it.

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