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Admissions, Transfers, and Discharges Module
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is when a person enters a health care facility.
involves moving a patient from one unit or room to another unit or room.
occurs when a patient leaves the facility to go home or to another facility.
Admissions, transfers, and discharges involve moving patients and their belongings.
Who is typically responsible for admissions, transfers, and discharges?
Who may be assigned to complete tasks involved in admissions, transfers, and discharges?
Which of the following is true of an assistant's involvement with a patient's belongings during an admission?
The assistant should list the patient's belongings and then get the patient to review it and sign it.
Which form lists the patient's personal items that will be stored in a safe in the facility?
Which of the following is an alternative to the Knee-Chest Position?
Why should a supervisor be consulted before placing an elderly patient into the prone position?
Limited range of motion in their necks can make it uncomfortable
During admission, what should you do if the patient is unable to answer questions?
Ask a responsible family member to remain in the room and excuse the others
During Mr. Miller's admission, he expresses his concerns about getting help when it is needed to the assistant, Nevin. What could Nevin do to reassure Mr. Miller that his needs will be met?
Show Mr. Miller how to use the call signal and explain with sincerity that someone on the staff will check on him often.
Which form lists all the patient's personal items that will be kept in the patient's room?
Regina, an assistant, is breezing through her admission routine with Mrs. Sampson, a new patient, and her adult children. She notices that Mrs. Sampson has a look of concern on her face. What should Regina do?
Slow down and with sincerity ask Mrs. Sampson if she has any questions or concerns
Which of the following is a good way to address patient concerns?
Have equipment and materials prepared
Cara, an assistant, was about to begin a patient transfer, but was called away on an emergency. She quickly asks Marc, another assistant, to do the transfer for her. What should Marc do first?
Calmly take a minute to find out the patient's name, any special needs the patient may have, and confirm where and how the patient is being transferred and if the new location is ready
Why must assistants be familiar with admission, transfer, and discharge processes?
Tasks for these procedures are often assigned to assistants.
What is the purpose of a baseline assessment?
Used as a reference point to measure the patient's progress
Which of the following is the most important indicator of health of the body?
Lisa, an assistant, confirmed with Leo, another assistant, that Mr. Martin's private room was ready for him. However, when Lisa arrives with Mr. Martin, all of the staff are busy with an unexpected emergency. What should Lisa do?
Take Mr. Martin to his new room and start orienting him to his new surroundings until a staff member arrives.
Mr. Smith is very eager to leave the hospital. Wanda, an assistant, has been instructed to tell Mr. Smith that his physician has unexpectedly been called into surgery, but will complete his discharge order as soon as he is finished. Mr. Smith decides to leave immediately. What should Evan do?
Immediately tell a nurse that Mr. Smith plans to leave AMA
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