Nurse Facilitated Hospital Discharge

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Liz Lees
M & K Update Limited, 2007 - Electronic books - 245 pages
Excellent resource, this book has been written for clinical practitioners and aims to provide a pragmatic insight regarding complex issues in hospitals underpinning facilitated discharges from hospital settings. It is compiled and edited by Liz Lees. Contributors included are from Education, Senior Management, Pharmacy, Medicine, Allied Health Professionals and a range of senior nursing roles. Contents include: Section 1: Background and theory1. Exploring nurse-facilitated discharge from hospital2. Developing nurse-facilitated discharge policy and its interface with healthcare practice3. Educational support for discharge planning4. Competency and role developmentSection 2: Clinical practice considerations5. Maintaining strategic organisational momentum through senior nursing input6. Doctors, discharge and the interface with the multi-disciplinary team7. The nurseOCOs role in facilitating complex discharge8. Occupational therapists and nurses: Working in partnership to achieve effective discharge planning9. Discharge and medicationSection 3: Case studies10. Protocol or bespoke discharge plans?11. Nurse-facilitated discharge from Clinical Decisions Units12. A project-managed approach to nurse-facilitated discharge within a trauma orthopaedic unitAlso includes a wide variety of resources to facilitate practice changes without readers having to re-invent the wheel."

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