SMART Discharge goes live June 3

SMART Discharge goes live June 3

Beginning next week, you will see flyers and information posted around the hospital regarding SMART Discharge, a tool formatted to help patients and families receive complete and accurate discharge instructions. SMART Discharge will be utilized in all inpatient areas.

SMART stands for: 

  • Signs/Symptoms I should look for
  • Medications
  • Appointments
  • Results
  • Talk with me more about
  • To ensure their questions are answered and concerns addressed, patients and their families will be encouraged to participate in this process. White boards available in patient rooms will provide a place where each category can be addressed, as well as areas for the care team to input additional information regarding patient care. Click here to see the flyer.

    Education, including a self-learning packet and quiz that will be submitted to unit educators, will begin mid-May.

    Thanks for helping us to ensure our patients “leave SMART”!  -Angela Comer RN, BSNSMART

     

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