Discharge follow-up phone calls 3. August base for determining whether social workers or nurses as discharge planners achieve better outcomes. Instructions: • Use this checklist early and often during your stay. ABSTRACT Our work explores a brief historical development on discharge planning in hospitals and examines its significance in medical social work by considering the role of the hospital social worker. Often this is the head nurse of your family member’s unit, who will coordinate any education regarding medications and other nursing issues. for your discharge. Community Release Planning Guidelines for Social Work Federal Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines ... • Social Workers will work with inmates to locate and secure access to available resources in ... An inmate’s discharge needs will be generally addressed 30–90 days prior to his or her Page 5 of 6 | Your Discharge Plan UWMC Social Work and Care Coordination | Box 356125 1959 N.E. He or she also takes care of many details about rehab discharge. A caregiver is a family member or friend who may be helping you after discharge. This person coordinates the discharge, making sure that everything happens when it should. Discharge Planning Checklist List of actions to consider prior to and on the day of discharge Assessment of Post-Discharge Needs Checklist of items to include in a discharge plan Readmission Risk Worksheet ... _____ Social/Emotional/Spiritual support _____ Counseling 12 Social workers can help you think things through and make arrangements for your special needs both during your stay and after you leave the hospital. be helping you) are important members of the planning team. There is also a scarcity of research on social work discharge planning outcomes (Preyde, Macaulay, & Dingwall, 2009). Multifaceted “discharge bundles” facilitate care transitions and possibly decrease adverse outcomes. The few studies that evaluate patients with social work involvement in discharge You and your caregiver can use this checklist to prepare for discharge. • Talk to your doctor and the staff (like a discharge planner, social worker, or nurse) about the items on this checklist. Discharge checklist 2. Nurse case managers and social workers are available to assist you and your family to make arrangements for post-hospital care. Tools for monitoring the above A social worker. Instructions: • Use the checklist early and often during your stay. Pacific St., Seattle, WA 98195 | 206-598-4370 Discharge Planning Checklist Use this checklist as a guide for talking with your doctor and the rest of your health care team about what needs to be considered for your discharge. BACKGROUNDDischarge from hospital can be a vulnerable period for patients. OBJECTIVES At the end of this presentation the learner will be able to: • Utilize tools to promote the safe discharge and transition of patients to their next level of care • Implement a discharge process including: 1. ... McCroskey, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California This manual was funded by a grant from The California Endowment. Appendix B Mental Health: Discharge Plan Checklist ... situation or work to eliminate the crisis of homelessness. Below is a checklist of important things you and your caregiver should know to prepare for discharge. You and your caregiver are important members of the planning team. A nurse. The role of the hospital social worker in discharge.