Discharge

Discharge planning assessment tool

Hospital discharge delay, defined as more than 2 hours from the time of a written order, can negatively impact patients and hospitals. In addition to patients experiencing some…

Sepsis beyond the hospital

Nurses are on the frontline of preventing sepsis in the community. Early recognition of sepsis symptoms is essential to initiate timely interventions, avoid rehospitalization, and prevent poor outcomes.
Pressure Injury Prevention Tips

Transitioning wound care patients to post-acute care

Setting goals and meeting needs. Takeaways: When discharging patients from acute care facilities, consider cognitive and functional status; the home environment; family or caregiver support; access to services,…

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