If you come to the emergency room with a suspected COVID-19 infection, it is especially important to have a correct and complete medication scheme. Patients are often not referred by their regular GP who would have a good view on home medication and patients are in this exceptional situation also not allowed be accompanied by a member of the family that can give more information. A correctly completed medication scheme is therefore of the utmost importance.
Draw up a list at home
Make a list of all medication you take, prescribed or unprescribed. If necessary, let your carer(s), GP or pharmacist help you. Don't forget to mention medication you only take sporadically.
Use this handy form for home medication
Bring all medication to the hospital
Bring all medication you take at home, with or without a prescription, with you to the hospital in its original packaging.
When the physicians and nurses have a complete overview of all the medication you take at home, you can take your medication back home.
Never take medication without permission
Some medication cannot be taken together because they can disturb examinations or operations. During your stay, never take medication without the permission of your physician, even if it seems harmless.
Your physician will therefore sometimes ask you to modify your home medication temporarily.
Ask your physician or nurse for more information
If you have questions during your admission or stay or if you do not recognise the medication you're given because it looks different than expected, don't hesitate to talk to your attending physician or nurse on the ward.