Slide 7

Project RED: Module 3: The Re-Designed Discharge Process: Patient Admission and Care and Treatment Education: Slide 7

Provides a four-module training program to help hospitals implement Project RED.

RED Checklist: Discharge and Followup

11 mutually reinforcing components:

  1. Medication reconciliation
  2. Reconcile discharge plan with national guidelines
  3. Follow-up appointments
  4. Outstanding tests
  5. Post-discharge services
  6. Written discharge plan
  7. What to do if problem arises
  8. Patient education
  9. Assess patient understanding
  10. Discharge summary sent to PCP
  11. Telephone reinforcement

Notes:

The 11 components of RED overlap throughout the hospital stay. The ones highlighted on this slide focus on the end of the acute-care stay:

  • Scheduling appointments.
  • Reviewing pending tests.
  • Writing the final discharge plan.
  • Teaching the patient.
  • Assessing patient understanding.
  • Performing post-discharge activities related to contacting the PCP and patient.
Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 7: Project RED: Module 3: The Re-Designed Discharge Process: Patient Admission and Care and Treatment Education: Slide 7. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/module3/slide7.html