Discharge Instructions

The staff at the hospital should provide heart failure patients with discharge instructions after they are released. These instructions should address recommended activity level, diet, discharge medications, follow-up appointments, weight monitoring and what actions to take should symptoms worsen.

The chart below shows the percentage of UMMC heart failure patients who were given discharge instructions as compared to the national average.


Graph of Heart Failure: Discharge Instructions

Source: The Joint Commission

This page was last updated: March 11, 2013

         
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