There are often many different concerns that must be addressed in order to make sure the patient is safely discharged and to reach the goal of minimizing the chance that the patient will have to be readmitted for the same or a related condition again within a short time frame. The overall discharge process is the same for each patient, but the details may be very different depending upon the patient’s overall health condition, living situation and other circumstances.
Let’s see how the patient discharge planning process works. Discharge Planning One of the responsibilities that you may have as a nurse is to plan every aspect of a patient being discharged from the hospital. Discharge planning involves knowing the physician’s orders for the patient, which will detail everything that needs to happen with patients once they are discharged. The orders are essentially your guidelines for the discharge. The first thing to plan is the destination for the patient after discharge. The physician may discharge the patient to go home or to a nursing facility, rehabilitation center, or some form of a group home. The patient’s own home is usually the easiest destination since they already have space there
Your attendant will help you in the release procedure which may take couple of hours to finish the procedure. Once your last bill is produced, you are relied upon to clear your contribution by paying money or by a credit/charge card. The medical caretaker will hand over your release rundown and assets (like thermometer, urinal bedpan, and so forth – utilized throughout your remain). She will likewise clarify the prescriptions you have to proceed after your release and some other follow-up guidelines. In the event that you require a restorative emergency vehicle to drop you at your home, at that point please illuminate your medical caretaker and she will make the fundamental course of action.