Discharge Planning Checklist During Covid
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Discharge Planning Checklist During Covid

Leaving the hospital for home is always a stressful time. It is especially so now. Effective discharge planning is even more critical during the pandemic when hospitals have been overwhelmed. Restrictive or zero visitation policies mean all patients, both Covid and non-Covid, are alone in the hospital as their families struggle to connect with overburdened…

Managing a Safe Hospital Discharge to Home Over the Phone: A 4-Part Series to Help You Plan

Managing a Safe Hospital Discharge to Home Over the Phone: A 4-Part Series to Help You Plan

Week #1 in this series No time during a hospitalization is potentially more at risk for confusion and communication breakdowns, even in normal times, then at discharge when a patient is transitioning from hospital to home. It is at this moment that the burden of care shifts squarely to the shoulders of family. The pandemic…

The Patient Whiteboard – Adapting for Remote Caregiving

The Patient Whiteboard – Adapting for Remote Caregiving

Patient whiteboards in the hospital room setting are an underutilized but valuable communication tool for patients, families and the clinical team to share basic but important daily details and goals of care. Generally, hospitals use them as an identifier for staff and their shifts on a given day. Good use of whiteboards also notes daily…

What Families Need to Know About the Increase Risk of Hospital Delirium During the Pandemic.
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What Families Need to Know About the Increase Risk of Hospital Delirium During the Pandemic.

Hospital delirium, in pre-pandemic times, was the most common complicationamong hospitalized patients ages 65 with upwards of 30% for those on a regularmedical ward and up to 50% for those having a surgical procedure. That’s staggering.Patients who suffer from hospital delirium have worse outcomes, longer hospitalizationsand more complicated recoveries. Studies have shown that families at…

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