What aldrete score are you using to determine readiness for discharge, if that is your criteria?
My facility is currently saying a 7 or > is OK for d/c. I've worked in two other places where it was 8 or >. It seems to me that an aldrete of 7 can be too low for someone going to the floor, depending on which assessment parameter lowered the score.
Apr 17, '07
our score is 14 to be discharged
Apr 22, '07
Aldrete has a max score of 10. For inpatients, we use 8. Outpatients must be 9.
Apr 23, '07
we actually use an expanded aldrete that has a maximum of 14 and they have to reach 14 unless we have a doctors order.
Apr 25, '07
I have seen the scale you are refering to. It is more specific to outpatients isn't it?
We use the modified aldrete score, where the max is 10. When I look at the criteria, a sleepy but arousable person, with no leg movement yet for an epidural or spinal pt, and wearing O2 to keep sats > than 90% could be a 7. (They must be able to DB&C, and have B/P within 20%) Do you discharge these patients to the phase II or inpt units like this?
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