November 12, 2014
Author Address: From the Departments of *Emergency Medicine, daggerBioenergetics and Physiology of Exercise,double daggerMedical Chemistry, and section signAnatomy and Neurobiology, Medical University, Gdansk, Poland; parallelDepartment of Molecular Biology, University of Gdansk; and paragraph signDepartment of Biochemistry, Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Gdansk, Poland.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4927Author: Smith, S. B.
Title: Discharge planning for the patient with chronic pancreatitis
Journal: Gastroenterol Nurs
Pages: 415-9: quiz 420-1
Short Title: Discharge planning for the patient with chronic pancreatitis
Alternate Journal: Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
ISSN: 1538-9766 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 24067720
Abstract: For patients with chronic pancreatitis, there are many ramifications of failing to plan for the patient’s discharge appropriately. The chronicity of the disease often makes discharge planning more complex. In addition, patient needs may include complicated home regimens, psychosocial interventions, or both. Patients with chronic pancreatitis have disease-specific needs and issues that should be assessed to implement an appropriate plan. Resources need to be identified, implemented, and evaluated to ensure positive outcomes, adequate patient satisfaction, and lower readmission rates. This article presents the impact of chronic pancreatitis on the healthcare system, recommendations for appropriate discharge planning for this population, and a case study demonstrating the discharge planning process for a patient with chronic pancreatitis.
Notes: Smith, Shannon Bright
Gastroenterol Nurs. 2013 Nov-Dec;36(6):415-9: quiz 420-1. doi: 10.1097/SGA.0000000000000000.
Author Address: Shannon Bright Smith, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CGRN, is Faculty in Accelerated BSN and DNP Programs, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. She is also part-time faculty at University of Phoenix Online RN-BSN Program.