First, be prepared so you can stay out of the hospital. Arrange to have medications and supplies in place before you get sick:

Oxygen at home
A main reason why people seek care in a hospital is because they need oxygen. However, at-home oxygen concentrators are available, with a prescription. Do some research and talk to a healthcare provider in advance to find out how to access this resource if it ever becomes necessary.

However, there are patients who may still need hospital treatment. Prepare with these guides:

*You can hire a consultant to help you through these things at Wonderfully Made Wellness Sanctuary.

“You can ask for effective treatment of COVID after you or a loved one is checked into a hospital,” Schlafly said, “but you will not receive it there at the hospital, nor will you be informed that you can leave at any time.”

When can I leave hospital?
This may be one of the most important things to realize.

“Everybody has a right to leave a hospital,” Schlafly advised. While the hospital may try to interfere – warning that your insurance won’t pay for your stay if you leave ‘against medical advice’ — that is simply not true. This article from the American Patient Rights Association has more information about making the choice to leave a hospital.

Calling hospitals “little islands of petty tyranny,” Schlafly said the best solution is to be as aware and as informed as possible. “There may be times you have to [go to the hospital] … I’m not saying that we all have to avoid hospitals. But know what you’re dealing with.”

The most important things to establish in advance

  • Health care directive written and preferably notarized, before you get sick or go to hospital, naming someone you trust as your health care agent, and listing the drugs you may want to refuse, clarify if you want to be resuscitated, or not. Be familiar with the DNR laws of your state. Make sure your named health care advocate has receipt/confirmation of the hospital attaching this directive to your medical record.  give the written instructions to your doctors. Post a copy above the head of your hospital bed and next to the scanner. Find more information on our page for Health Care Directives, or this Youtube webinar.
  • Request for prayer with hospitalized loved one: Hospitals must accommodate a patient’s right to worship with their loved ones. Document your request in writing. Sample letter.
  • Prepare COVID-specific Healthcare Power of Attorney (HCPOA) for each family member. Make it effective immediately when patient is ill, not just if patient is incapacitated. A Power of Attorney can litigate on behalf of an incapacitated patient, but a Healthcare Proxy cannot automatically do this, and in some states must go through a court process to be deemed POA first.  Checkyour state law rights of family if there is no HCPOA
  • Access to electronic health records while patient will be cared for and access to hospital’s COVID treatment protocol. POA or family member must sign HIPAA form to access patient portal for medical records, fax to hospital, make sure to obtain log-in information. NOTE: if hospital refuses to provide electronic access or release records, review HIPAA which defers to state law regarding rights to access medical records. ENGAGE ATTORNEY ASAP to send demand letter and seek court order to force access to medical records.
  • Primary care provider (PCP) with hospital privileges at a hospital you may go to if you are need of hospital care, who will support your care wishes
  • Patient Bill of Rights. If you cannot find one on the hospital website, call the hospital’s administration or risk management department and get a copy before you go to the hospital. Keep it with you at all times. There are Federal and State laws that protect patients. Start with the hospital’s own Patient Bill of Rights, Policies & Procedures, and Bylaws. Then check your state laws protecting Patient Bill of Rights. Some examples of these rights are, the right to medical records, the right to not be secluded, the right to adequate care, etc.) The Federal government has purported to waive some of patient’s sacred rights as it relates to hospital CMS standards, however patient rights are in most cases protected by state law, and within the hospital’s own bylaws.
  • NIH Treatment Guidelines Table 2c (page 130), showing there are other options for treating COVID other than remdesivir protocols, including important sections regarding patient and doctor decisions.
  • Access to patient
    • Hospital Infection Control Policy This policy should state the hospital’s seclusion/isolation guidelines. Is it superseding the CDC and State guidelines?
      • Criteria for being transferred into a critical care unit? 
      • Criteria for being downgraded out of a critical care unit?
    • The CDC states viral replication doesn’t typically occur in Covid patients 10 days after onset of symptoms.  Many State Departments of Health have the same guidelines- 10 days following onset of symptoms. Hospitals are keeping patients secluded for far longer than this time frame, yet hospitals are not providing patients with the hospital seclusion/isolation policy that is superseding state guidelines. A patient must not be expected to comply with an arbitrary policy.

      Utilize the letter to send by email to the compliance officer at the hospital to formally request a copy of the infection control policy that supersedes CDC and State guidelines. If they cannot provide the policy, (or a court order to seclude), they cannot seclude your loved one.

      If the compliance officer doesn’t respond, you have grounds to bring a compliance complaint, and the state hospital licensing board should know of this as well.

      Protection of a Vulnerable Patient – HCPOA Protect Principal: Procedural Options for Protection of a Vulnerable Patient. Engage ATTORNEY ASAP to send demand letter and seek court order to force access to patient.
  • Right To Try information. The hospitals consistently state there are no remaining therapeutic options. Yet, many patients believe in alternative cures and the ability to try medications that is safe and potentially life saving. Right to Try is typically used for products that have not been brought to market in any capacity, but when your loved one is not getting what they need, why not consider this as an approach to try. Sample letter.
  • Ethics Conference: when Doctors say there is nothing else that can be done- That there are no remaining therapeutic options, yet the patient believes in life, and trying everything to save a life. This presents an ethical dilemma. Hospitals must provide patients/HCPOA an ethics conference if there are ethical issues at hand. If they don’t there can be grave consequences for the hospital. 

    Make the hospital schedule it so you are prepared. This is your conference. It is not reasonable to think an ethics conference can be completed on the spot when the ethicist calls you. Schedule it, make sure you have all of the patient medication information, and your goals in order. If you need expert information to back you up, we can help provide. 

    If a hospital denies a patient their right to an ethics conference, they can be reported to their accreditation entity (e.g. Joint Commission), which affects the hospital’s state licensing. 
  • Hospitals cannot hold someone against their will. The sample legal notice below, is for use related to false imprisonment, medical kidnapping and battery (medical experimentation without informed consent). A civil standby from law enforcement may prove necessary if it gets to this point. Sample letter.
  • Litigation: Litigation can be considered if your loved one is not receiving the care they deserve. Many families have had success getting Ivermectin ordered by a Judge. You will likely need an attorney in your state (to serve as local counsel) and you may consider also retaining an expert on this specific issue, and that person may be licensed in another state. Recently, sadly, we have experienced many who file a lawsuit are then punished further by lack of care in hospital. If possible, it is our opinion that it is better to find a way to get your loved-one out of the hospital.
  • Evidence presented here about how much money hospitals get paid for COVID patients. Review this material with the hospital administrator (some of this is specific to Tenessee, but some of it is nation-wide). According to whistleblowers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the average CARES Act bonus payment is at least $100,000 per patient
  • Discharge to home hospice/home care when all aspects of care plan are in place. Every hospital has a discharge process. Find out what it is ahead of time and plan carefully.

When being admitted to hospital

  • Ask for forms to be printed out rather than signing an electronic signature pad. On the printed forms, cross out anything you don’t agree to. Find more information here. There have been reports that some hospital admission forms give the hospital the right to ‘vaccinate’ you, and some release healthcare decisions and power of attorney over to the hospital. Consider adding a note to each page stating: “I do not agree to any form of VACCINATION. I also do not agree to any injection that has nothing to do with treating my present ailment. My healthcare surrogate and I want to be notified of all treatments because we want informed consent PRIOR to ALL treatments, including time to discuss such treatments with my personal doctor.”
  • Clotting status: While in the ER, ask for a D-dimer test to see if you have clots. If you do not, or they are at a low enough level, you can orchestrate care at home – even if you have high oxygen needs. Contact to engage a COVID Care Strategy Team to assist with strategies to assist home care resources: hospice, O2 vendors, home health agencies, TeleMedicine physicians/nurse practitioners. Arrange ambulance transport, backup generator for O2 equipment.
  • Every day, ask for the right information about the patient:
    • Nutrition: 24 Hours Assessment, 48 hour Plan. Hospitals have nutritional guidelines they must follow. No matter how ill a patient is, there must be a nutritional screen completed within 24 hours and documented within the patient’s chart. Critical Care Nutritional Guidelines
    • Physical Therapy: to maintain muscle strength and lymphatic flow. Use it or lose it! A hospital must provide PT services to patients in critical care units. Request this if it’s not starting immediately. No matter how sick someone is, there are things PT can work with the patient on.
    • Oxygen Therapy Transition Plan: what is being done to titrate down the amount of oxygen and wean the patient? 
    • Treatment Plan: investigational drugs such as Baricinitib must have INFORMED CONSENT of all known and unknown risks along with the right to refuse by patient or HCPOA. 
    • Neuro status
    • Cardiac status
    • Pulmonary status  
    • GI status
    • Bladder/Renal. Sadly, it is important to verify your loved one is receiving enough hydration while hospitalized. Find out how many liters of fluid in, and how many liters of fluid out. Do this each day. If your loved one has double the liters out than in, or triple out than in during the day, there is a very big problem. 
  • Prepare for hospital discharge: Prepare to deal with hospital obstruction to discharge of patient.
    • Prepare to deal with hospital threats “You will die if you leave.” It is YOUR choice whether to risk death in hospital or risk death at home with family. You have right to decide your course of action.
    • Patients have absolute right to reject medical treatment and seek discharge, even if against medical advice (AMA).
    • Arrange Attorney presence at hospital (i.e., ON-SITE) during discharge process. Critical for attorney to be present to avoid threats of arrest of family seeking discharge.
    • Consider arranging ambulance to arrive just prior to attorney and family so there is no delay for patient transport.
    • Review carefully ALL discharge documents before ANYONE signs.
    • Hospital AMA forms typically have blanket release of liability for ALL claims against the hospital. DO NOT SIGN THIS. Hospitals cannot stop discharge for failure to sign their AMA forms.
    • Hospice care does not mean “death care.” Hospice services are supportive, comfort care paid by most insurance. While hospice services do not pay for active treatment, it is the patient’s and family’s right to self-pay for any added treatment services the patient may want to continue.

More information about treatments in hospital

As more people become aware of the issues with Remdesivir, we need to stay vigilant about other forms of medical mismanagement, such as the inappropriate use of drugs normally used for palliative (end of life) care, or the use of IV sedatives like Precedex, fentanyl, Benzodiazepines, while a patient is on HFNC or BiPAP, whereas these should only be used when a patient is intubated, especially if the sedative decreases respiration and oxygen levels.

Precedex, Lorazepam, Morphine – any of these drugs can increase risk of life-threatening breathing problems and cardiac arrest, and there can be an additive effect when they are used in combination. It is contraindicated to give opioid narcotics [ex morphine, fentanyl] and respiratory depressant Benzodiazepines to someone who has respiratory distress.

After a patient leaves the ICU, and goes into a ‘step-down’ unit, make sure that the doctors do not prescribe sedative medications like the ones listed above, becuase the patient is still vulnerable re respiratory.

Various researchers have discovered “many abuses, dangers, and financial temptations” occurring in hospitals across the country following the government-funded protocols. Nicole Sirotek (critical care RN) testimony at Ron Johnson Hearing regarding medical malpractice and gross negligence during COVID. See Ron Johnson Second Opinion Hearing January 24, 2022,

Understand that doctors have been given immunity from malpractice lawsuits in the federal PREP Act. In the case of one girl and her death due to a doctor illegally labeling the girl with a DNR (do not resuscitate order) without her parents consent, the doctor was found not liable.

MEDICATIONS AND MEDICAL DEVICES you may want to consider refusing

  • Any and all sedatives (e.g., morphine, precedex, fentanyl, propofol, hydrocodone)
  • Glucocorticoids (e.g., dexamethasone)
  • Specific broad-spectrum antibiotics (e.g., vancomycin, baricitinib [olumiant]). Baricitinib – it is contraindicated for someone who has a viral or bacterial infection due to its immunosuppressant effects – it also causes blood clots and heart attacks.
  • Anxiety medications (e.g., lorazepam [brand name Ativan])
  • Vaccines

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