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Dr. David Sherer’s Hospital Survival Guide: 100+ Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable

Product Description

This guide offers practical tips to ensure that patients emerge from their hospital visits healthier than they were before they checked in and without having to endure excessive pain or indignities. Included are practical tips and warnings such as the fact that July, when the new interns start, is the most dangerous month to have a procedure done at a teaching hospital; EMLA anesthetic cream can be requested to be used on children’s skin, allowing for less painful I.V. starts; and washing off all iodine-based antiseptics thoroughly after surgery can prevent chemical burns. Proven tips for reducing hospital bills are also presented.

About the Author

David Sherer, M.D., is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has safely treated thousands of patients in hospitals and surgical centers. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Maryann Karinch is the author of numerous health and medical books including Boot Camp and Telemedicine. She lives in Half Moon Bay, California.

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Claren Books (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972373608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972373609
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See reviews 

Media Reviews

Dr Sherer and his book have been mentioned or has appeared in the following media:
-The Washington Post — “Life’s Work”; 12/29/03
-The New York Times — “Surviving The Healing During a Hospital Stay”; 12/17/04
– The Wall Street Journal — “Recommended Books on Health”; 6/20/05

Southern Medical Journal
Dr. David Sherer’s Hospital Survival Guide.(Book Reviews)(Book Review)
Southern Medical Journal; June 1, 2004; 700+ words
Dr. David Sherer‘s Hospital Survival Guide David Sherer, MD and Maryann Karinch, Washington, DC: Claren Books…hospitalization is not planned. The book written by David Sherer, MD, and Maryann …


AORN Journal
Dr David Sherer’s Hospital Survival Guide: 100+ Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable.(Book Review)
AORN Journal; February 1, 2005; 443 words
Dr David Sherer‘s Hospital Survival Guide: 100+ Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable David Sherer and Maryann Karinch 2003, 309 pp $14.95 softcover Although…

The Washington Post
Life’s Work
The Washington Post; December 16, 2003; 390 words
…Church anesthesiologist David Sherer, 46, and his father…dedicated his new book, “Dr. David Sherer‘s Hospital Survival Guide — 100 Plus Ways to Make…hold on, Dad. In his “Survival ..


Buffalo News; June 8, 2004; 700+ words
…two-thirds came to work anyway. U.S. physicians also avoid sick leave, says Dr. David Sherer, author of “Dr. David Sherer‘s Hospital Survival Guide.” “It’s frowned upon to show lack of commitment,” he says. But your doctor…

Modern HealthcareEx-radical Boudin will work for N.Y.’s St. Luke’s-Roosevelt.(Outliers: Asides & Insides)(Kathy Boudin)
Modern Healthcare; September 22, 2003; 700+ words
…people back in public health,” Thomas says. Survival guide Here’s a bit of common-sense advice you…healthier and happier, are featured in Dr. David Sherer‘s Hospital Survival Guide, described by the author as “the one …

Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service
Patients are own best prescription for preventing medical errors.
Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service; March 5, 2004; 700+ words
…That’s when new interns typically begin training stints at hospitals, according to the book, “Dr. David Sherer‘s Hospital Survival Guide, 100 Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable.” Get the first morning appointment when…


Medical Device Daily
People in Places.
Medical Device Daily; February 20, 2004; 401 words
…Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, California) has named Dr. David Sherer to fill the new post of physician director of risk management…March 1. Sherer is the author of Dr. David Sherers Hospital Survival Guide: 100+ Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and …


The Washington Post
Doing Nothing to Help Doctors
The Washington Post; May 24, 2003; 700+ words

…Rick Marsh As a physician and the author of a “Hospital Survival Guide,” I almost aspirated my cornflakes when I read Sen. John…passionately about. This is partisan politics at its worst. — David Sherer In 1985 fewer than one of every 100 medical …