Impact of a Standardized Discharge Planning Process on Patients’ Length of Stay

Impact of a Standardized Discharge Planning Process on Patients’ Length of Stay

Identification: MSNJ2217
Issue: September-October 2022
Volume: Vol. 31/No. 5
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 10/31/2024
  • 1.30 - CH


Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to describe the impact of a standardized interprofessional discharge planning process on patients’ length of stay.

Contact hours available until 10/31/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers, authors):

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.


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Impact of a Standardized Discharge Planning Process on Patients’ Length of Stay

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Lacey Brauser
10/29/22 6:09 pm

This article was informative.

Tamera Hussey
11/11/22 1:25 pm

This was very helpful . We have been looking at process to assist with LOS simple structured rounding checklist great

Rosmin Abdullah
11/18/22 2:37 pm

Excellent recommendation particularly in getting new RNs to adopt working practices & culture of a unit.

Young McCollum
2/11/23 6:31 pm

very effective of having standardize discharge processes so nurses /patients know what are expectation & make transition in patient care/satisfaction better

Van Bellew
2/15/23 11:21 pm

Checkist is at least providing consistent items to discuss and check off or check on for completion.

Danielle Joslin
3/15/23 11:42 pm

good information

Mandy Bewkes
4/14/23 2:21 am

My feedback really is if you work in a place where resources are available to meet at standardize DC process.

Maria Libano
5/3/23 8:35 pm

Excellent information.

Moira Howell
10/29/23 4:10 pm

Our facility currently uses a similar checklist that is in the EMR. however it is not as long.