Ambulatory Care Transition

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Transitions between care settings are periods of vulnerability for older adults, for whom a lack of reserve and numerous physical impairments can increase the complications of treatment, and the need for many different caregivers, which can compromise safety. Transition is a concept that can be described as a course of action and an outcome. This concept provides an understanding of the person, affliction, and their situational relationship in terms of their actual and possible effects on health. Thus, an understanding of transition and its outcome may assist in providing therapeutic nursing in an ambulatory setting. Such patients usually require many different treatments to support their complex needs while regaining full health. Improved…show more content…
Implementing electronic health records across all phases of patient care, and using evidence-based procedures at each transitional stage can optimize the quality and safety of patient care. Universal use of the EHR would enhance communication and patient care, reducing error-related costs, prioritization conflicts, outdated data, and minimal data exchange. Careful transition from the ASC to post-operative recovery involves confirming that the patient is stable enough for discharge. The patient or his or her caregiver must be fully informed about postoperative care and warning signs that would necessitate a call to the specialist. Staff members must provide the patient or caregiver with accurate and complete follow-up information and complete medication reconciliation. A functional/ mental status assessment, appraisal of postoperative and preoperative status, and awareness of the patient's family support are imperative in ascertaining the most appropriate postsurgical care location for the

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