By popular demand, in response to requests from those who attended the recent Regional Readmissions Discussion Forums, FHA has engaged Leslie Pollart, director of nursing at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, FL, to present on this live webinar to speak about their 'Discharge Lounge.'
Discharge Lounges involve a team of health care professionals who can assist patients with scheduling follow-up appointments, filling prescriptions, discussing instructions for care at home and even arranging transportation home if necessary.
Literature shows that Discharge Lounge staff have also prevented errors from occurring. Some examples include instances of wrong medication, duplicate medications and incorrect dosages, as well as patients being discharged without necessary equipment.
During this presentation, Leslie will share information about the planning involved in setting up their lounge, as well as the unique processes they have put in place that make their unit a success. There will also be time for a Q&A session with Leslie.
We encourage webinar participants to come prepared to network with your peers on strategies for reducing readmissions!