Practice Management Book


Patient Instructions

Aka: Patient Instructions, Discharge Instructions, Hospital Discharge Instructions
  1. See Also
    1. Patient Communication
    2. Risk Management
  2. Precautions
    1. Discuss Discharge Instructions with every patient
      1. Patients often do not understand their Discharge Instructions
      2. Document that provider verbally reviewed Discharge Instructions
      3. Document that questions were answered and the patient understands the discharge plan
      4. Engel (2012) Acad Emerg Med 19(9): E1035-44 +PMID:22978730 [PubMed]
    2. Do not rely solely on generic or pre-printed Discharge Instructions (or on pharmacy pre-printed information)
      1. Pre-printed instructions may offer no benefit over written instructions
      2. Lawrence (2009) Pediatr Emerg Care 25(11):733-8 +PMID:19864969 [PubMed]
    3. Discharge Instructions should be specific
      1. Follow-up within what time frame and with which provider
      2. Return instructions for red flag symptoms, worsening or new, concerning symptoms
      3. Medication additions, discontinuations and precautions
  3. References
    1. Delaney (2016) EM:Rap 16(10): 5-6

patient instructions (treatment) (C2051542)

Concepts Health Care Activity (T058)
English patient instructions, instructions for patient, patient instructions (treatment)
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

hospital discharge instructions (treatment) (C2266673)

Concepts Health Care Activity (T058)
LNC LP101193-3, MTHU036254
English hospital discharge instructions, hospital discharge instructions (treatment), discharge instructions, Discharge instructions
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

Discharge instructions:Find:Pt:{Setting}:Doc:{Provider} (C3669312)

Concepts Clinical Attribute (T201)
LNC 74213-0
English Discharge instructions:Finding:Point in time:{Setting}:Document:{Provider}, Discharge instructions, Discharge instructions:Find:Pt:{Setting}:Doc:{Provider}
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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