VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - South Georgia Medical Center had begun taking steps Wednesday to help treat emergency room patients more effectively.
The ER is now staffed with extra personnel to help document what medicines a patient may be taking when they come in.
Hospital officials encourage everyone to keep a list of their current medications in their wallet or purse to ensure that the documentation process is as accurate as possible.
"We wanna make sure you know exactly what you're taking at home so that we can adjust what you're taking here and make sure you get the same care here, same medications, so that we can make any changes that we need to," said SGMC Pharmacist Jodi Johnson.
Johnson also recommends people know the number to their pharmacist in case the doctors or nurses have questions about their medications.