Discharge planning initiated on today's visit. Reviewed with patient /PCG s/s of disease exacerbation that need to be reported to health care providers including steps on what to do in an event of an emergency. Medication pill box set up checked and emphasized the importance of timely refill of medications to prevent missing or skipping doses, pain management, continue following prescribed diet regimen. Re-instructed on infection control measures and practicing standard precautions, most importantly, frequent proper hand washing to prevent disease complications.
SN instructed on the benefits of having Advance Directives. What are advance directives? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out ahead of time what types medical care you would want if you ever became unable to speak for yourself. These documents can help ensure that you get the care you want even if you have an unexpected serious illness or accident. The documents can also make things easier for the people who will need to make decisions for you if you ever become unable to make them for yourself.
Patient and caregiver taught on discharge planning, to follow up with PCP with any new changes, to continue with care as instructed and/or taught by nurse.
Instructed in D/C planning. Instructed to keep MD appointments, take medication exactly as MD ordered and report any S/E and/or S/S to avoid further complications.