Slide 22

Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training)

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

Discharge Advocate

  • Coordinates all discharge activities within patient population
  • Facilitates team activities and discharge planning rounds with primary doctor
  • Collects discharge-focused data
  • Ensures Patient Care Plan is completed and patient understands the information and can comply with the instructions in the plan


Note: You may want to put your DA's name on this slide.

“The DA's role is a key component of Project RED. It does not need to be a full-time job while we learn the process and pilot the intervention. Because of the activities and role responsibilities, a nurse or clinician should fill the DA role.

A DA should have the following characteristics:

  • Clinical competence to understand the patient's condition and interact with the health care team.
  • Confidence and assertiveness to speak with medical staff and manage the teach-back process with patients.
  • Credibility and exceptional communication skills.
  • Ability to connect with patients and coordinate with members of the health care team.”
Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 22: Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training). August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.