Slide 8

Project RED: Module 3: The Re-Designed Discharge Process: Patient Admission and Care and Treatment Education: Slide 8

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

Sample Process Map: Patient Discharge

Image: Sample process map diagram outlining responsibilities and tasks by position, physician, nurse, pharmacist.

Notes:

In the Swim Lane Diagram of the discharge process, we are concentrating on the:

  • Physician writing the discharge order.
  • Nursing staff educating the patient and assisting with the discharge process and the patient's departure.
  • DA completing the Patient Care Plan, instructing the patient on all aspects of the plan, and arranging for the post-discharge phone call.
  • Pharmacist assisting with medication reconciliation and, perhaps, teaching and following up with the patient.
Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 8: Project RED: Module 3: The Re-Designed Discharge Process: Patient Admission and Care and Treatment Education: Slide 8. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/module3/slide8.html