Planning for our patients during times of transitions (for example: hospital to home, home to rehabilitation facility) involves collaboration with a number of healthcare professionals. Please address the following questions:
- How does your facility promote interprofessional collaboration during times of patient transitions? (Look at this from a surgical nurse point of view…preop nurse, to intraop nurse, to PACU/Recovery nurse, to same-day surgery discharge to home or post operative care facility)
- What is the role of the nurse in patient transitions?
- What gaps can you identify in this process related to quality of care?
Patel, P. C., Panzera, A., DeNigris, J., Dunn, R., Chabot, J., & Conners, S. (2011). Evidence-based practice and a nursing journal club: An equation for positive patient outcomes and nursing empowerment
. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 27(5), 227-230. (WOs 1, 2)