Assessing the discharge instructing in the emergency department : Patient perspective

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Mäkinen , M , Castren , M , Huttunen , K , Sundell , S , Kaartinen , J , Ben-Meir , M & Renholm , M 2019 , ' Assessing the discharge instructing in the emergency department : Patient perspective ' , International Emergency Nursing , vol. 43 , pp. 40-44 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2018.07.005

Title: Assessing the discharge instructing in the emergency department : Patient perspective
Author: Mäkinen, M.; Castren, M.; Huttunen, K.; Sundell, S.; Kaartinen, J.; Ben-Meir, M.; Renholm, M.
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Clinicum
University of Helsinki, Department of Diagnostics and Therapeutics
University of Helsinki, HUS Emergency Medicine and Services
University of Helsinki, HUS Emergency Medicine and Services
University of Helsinki, HUS Emergency Medicine and Services
University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki




Date: 2019-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 5
Belongs to series: International Emergency Nursing
ISSN: 1755-599X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2018.07.005
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313104
Abstract: Objective: The objective of the study is to assess how well the emergency department (ED) personnel succeed in instructing the patient at discharge. Methods: In November and December 2016 at Peijas Hospital ED, Finland, a structured questionnaire was conducted during a phone interview on patients the day after discharge. Results: A total of 132 patients interviewed. Ninety percent had received discharge instructions from the ED staff, most of them (75%) about medication. Almost half of the patients (45%) were satisfied with the communication at discharge, those not satisfied (47%) felt that the staff did not know enough of their background to give discharge instructions. Of the patients, 20% thought that they did not have the opportunity to ask questions during the guidance session, and 41% thought that the session was too short and restricted. Some patients (20%) felt that the instructions were ambiguous, but 63% (83/132) felt they were able to follow them well or very well. Conclusion: The pace of care in the ED is fast and duration of the stay is short. The patients must be able to take responsibility of their self-care. Failure to follow medical discharge instructions could lead to non-compliance. Attention should be paid to enhancing the quality of discharge instructing and the instructions provided by the ED personnel, as recurring visits and inquiry calls add to the ED workload.
Subject: Communication
Discharge
Emergency Department
Instructions
Telephone call
AFTER-DISCHARGE
TELEPHONE CALLS
IMPACT
COMMUNICATION
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
316 Nursing
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