nurse-led discharge

nurse-led discharge

A format for discharging patients from hospital in the UK, where the doctors review a patient’s status before test results become available. If the labs come back “within range,” the patient can be discharged by the senior nurse without seeing the medical team again.
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The nurse-led discharge policy means that a qualified nurse will assess patients against specific criteria and protocols related to the particular illness to decide if a patient is fit to go home.
Elements ranged from setting up a nurse-led discharge system, establishing a colour-coding system to make sure patients are dealt with in order, and making breakfast packs easier for elderly patients to handle.