Understanding Your Hospital Discharge Plan
Learn the importance of receiving and understanding the instructions you should follow after you leave the hospital.
Learn the importance of taking your medications properly, and using any needed equipment properly, so you can enjoy a safe recovery.
See how following the diet instructions in your discharge plan can benefit your recovery and your overall health.
You have just finished your hospital stay, and where you go next depends on the type of care you need. Once discharged, the goal is to avoid a return trip to the hospital. Wherever your health care journey leads you, always be sure to know the next steps for follow-up care. If you have questions on medications or instructions, speak up!
If you've had surgery, you'll need to take special care of yourself once you leave the hospital and return home. This program provides vital information on incision care, medical follow up, activity restrictions, medication management, and other important post-op topics.
When it's time to leave the hospital, the last thing most patients want is to find themselves returning for the same condition that landed them in there in the first place. One good way to avoid a trip back to the hospital is to pay close attention to your discharge instructions: guidelines for your medicines and follow-up care that will help you recover safely.