Discharge plans starts upon admission.
If you visit somewhere when you’re done with visiting. What do you do?. You go back home to where you came from.
Hospital Discharge: The difference is that you are sick and under the care of medical doctor who is monitoring you,making recommendations and consultations,and decides when it is appropriate to discharge.Your primary care physician is the person in control of your discharge not you.You duty is to facilitate to discharge plans by been in compliance.
No healthcare professional wants to keep you against your wishes. The hospital beds are like hot cakes especially during the cold seasons. The hospital management wants you to leave so that they can start getting ready to admit other patients. But do they want you to go against medical advice ?. The answer is “No”.
During your hospital stay the doctors will continue to evaluate you and make recommendations. Your doctor will monitor your vital signs, order laboratory tests, order to monitor your intake and output.
If you had surgery ,the doctors will evaluate your surgery for redness,drainage,pain level and if everything is fine no temperature for 24hours before you are discharged.
I remembered being discharged in less than twelve hours after giving birth over twenty five years ago.I wanted to spend atleast 24hours after delivery of my son but I was discharged under twelve.
Recommendations are made for you.
The doctor will write ✍a hard copy discharged prescription drugs for you or family members to take to pharmacy. Discharge orders are written down. Your medications Reconciliation done to make sure that you’re not missing anything and discharge medications printed out for patient.
Care plans reviewed and closed.Laboratory results and diagnostic tests reviewed and printed if required.
Discharge assessment completed and Discharge instructions printed out.
Hard copy of prescription given to patient or called in by health care provider for patient pick up.
Patient education on the admitted diagnosis to current state of health the discharge diagnosis,the discharge medications, krames, prescription and the need to continue to improve, get better and to follow up with doctor(s) appointments.