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Discharge Planning

Summary:

The intention of this section is to provide veterinary technicians with guidelines for writing the patient care plan portion of the veterinary medical record. As there is no standardized format for writing a veterinary care plan, the following principles are only one example of how a care plan may be formulated.

Contributors:Natalie van Hoose, April Phillips, Jamelyn Schoenbeck Walsh, Margaret Lump, Elizabeth Angeli
Last Edited: 2012-03-16 14:03:43

Objectives

What to Include

When creating a discharge plan, be sure to include the following:

Important Steps and Procedures in Creating a Discharge Plan

1. Begin the client education information and discharge plan upon admission of patient and modify it throughout the course of the outpatient visit or hospitalization.

2. Use terminology that is clear and easy for the client to understand.

3. Give client a written copy of the plan and have them sign off on it, attesting to their understanding and acceptance of the conditions of treatment (witnessed by a veterinary health care team member).

 

 

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