Economic Implications of Creating a Discharge Nurse Role on a Medical- Surgical Nursing Unit

Economic Implications of Creating a Discharge Nurse Role on a Medical- Surgical Nursing Unit

Identification: MSNN1703
Issue: May/June 2017
Volume: Volume 26 - Number 3
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 06/30/2019
  • 1.20 - CH
  • 0.00 - Rx


Contact hours available until 6/30/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

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

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No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

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

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to implement practices for safe patient handling on the medical-surgical unit that can prevent injuries related to patient transport.


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Expired On: Jun 30, 2019

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Regina Smith
11/13/17 12:59 pm

Informative and supporting. Current hospital has just implemented this program in our institution. Looking forward to the benefits and advantages this role will provide.

Karen Napikoski
3/7/18 2:08 pm

Excellent article. The role of a discharge nurse reinforces the practice we would like to implement on our busy medical-surgical units.

Deborah Senecal
3/22/18 12:35 am

this is a great article!

Francine Forseth
5/12/18 1:55 pm

We have been discussing this topic in our hospital..

Phyllis Delack
1/10/19 7:36 am

Our facility has implemented a discharge suite; a comfortable area for patients to wait for their rides after they have been discharged. As one of the nurses who works in this area and screens all discharged in our facility, I was very interested in a study and validation of the role I play several times/week. Thank you for the article.

Lisa Campbell
7/25/19 2:40 pm

Years ago we had a discharge RN. I am not sure why it was not continued. I believe back then our ratios on med-surg were 5-6/1. We are now 4-5/1. But we normally stay at 4. Trialing a discharge RN on our unit has been in my thoughts recently. I wish the reports would include what the ratios were during the time of rolling this project out.