Project RED: Module 2: The Re-Designed Discharge Process: Patient Admission and Care and Treatment Education: Slide 19
DA Secondary Screening
- DA reviews patient's admission notes
- Working diagnosis
- Likely disposition
- Availability of home or cell phone number
- Determines if patient is a candidate for Project RED intervention
Before visiting the patient, the DA should review the admission notes and consider the patient's history and reason for admission. Just because a patient is in the targeted population, it does not mean he or she is a good candidate for your Project RED intervention. For instance, you may have decided to limit the initial intervention to patients who speak English or Spanish, depending on your translation capabilities.
And because the Project RED intervention is primarily geared toward the patient who is returning home, can you discern the likelihood of a discharge home or will you also include patients discharged to other settings?
Further, does the patient have a phone? For hospital staff to conduct the follow-up call, the patient or his or her family needs to be reachable.