Ideal Discharge for the Heart Failure Patient: A Hospitalist Checklist

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Ideal Discharge for the Heart Failure Patient: A Hospitalist Checklist

Description

Ideal Discharge for the Heart Failure Patient: A Hospitalist Checklist details what information should be included in the patient's discharge summary, patient discharge instructions, and the communication with the patient's followup physician on the day of discharge.

The checklist includes the following information:

  • Presenting problem
  • Key findings and test results
  • Brief hospital course
  • Condition at discharge
  • Discharge medications and instructions
  • Lab monitoring within 72 hours of discharge
  • INR (international normalized ratio) for patients
  • Recommendations to specialists
  • Followup tests
  • Documentation of patient understanding
  • Any anticipated problems and suggested interventions
  • Resuscitation status

Developer:

Society of Hospital Medicine

Funding Sources:

Society of Hospital Medicine; Scios, Inc.

History

Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: February 2008
Last Updated: 05/05/08

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