Discharge instructions for routine outpatients

  1. Hello,
    I work at a (very) small rural OB unit and am currently in charge of updating our outpatient discharge instructions.
    I am having a hard time finding anything for 'routine' visits: (reactive) NST's, Rhogam injuections, etc.

    My questions:
    How do you handle these routine visits when it comes to DC instructions?
    Do you even give written DC instructions for NST/Rhogam?
    What is incorporated on them?
    if you have a copy you'd be willing to share, I'd REALLY appreciate it!

    thanks in advance
    Lisa
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  3. by   gypsyatheart
    Quote from Equus419
    Hello,
    I work at a (very) small rural OB unit and am currently in charge of updating our outpatient discharge instructions.
    I am having a hard time finding anything for 'routine' visits: (reactive) NST's, Rhogam injuections, etc.

    My questions:
    How do you handle these routine visits when it comes to DC instructions?
    Do you even give written DC instructions for NST/Rhogam?
    What is incorporated on them?
    if you have a copy you'd be willing to share, I'd REALLY appreciate it!

    thanks in advance
    Lisa
    I guess it would depend on why the patient was being seen... For instance you need a d/c sheet listing instructions for:
    *Pre-term labor precautions
    *Fetal Kick counts/Decreased fetal movement
    *Term labor precautions

    ...and so on. Make your teaching sheets diagnosis based, then you will know what needs to be addressed....
  4. by   midwife2b
    I agree with Moondancer. Our instructions are all on one page, we can check the boxes depending on what the patient needs. There are also places to write things (call the office in the morning, drink water until your urine is light and clear, etc.) so we can personalize the instructions. There is also a place to write in their next appt. with the provider so if they don't have an appointment we can get that set up as well.

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