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homehealth oasis questions

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I was asked to discharge a patient that I had not seen in 30 days. I am an rn. there had been lpn and aide visits within this 30 days. the patient moved to another county we did not service. what would be the discharge date? what would be the assessment completion date? what would be the last visit date?

this is a real issue and confusing in our agency. please help!

KittyLovinRN

Specializes in Pulmonary, Lung Transplant, Med/Surg. Has 5 years experience.

If you don't mind my asking, why hadn't you seen the patient in 30 days?

With my agency the RN who case manages the patient does the discharge unless that RN never saw the patient. For example, I discharged a patient of another nurse who was only with us for 2 weeks, in that time an RN opened, LPN saw an I saw but the case manager was not in so I was told I had to do the DC because I was the RN who last saw patient.

KittyLovinRN

Specializes in Pulmonary, Lung Transplant, Med/Surg. Has 5 years experience.

I didn't answer all of your questions sorry! I would make DC date the date the pt moved. Last assessment is the last time a nurse saw the patient. You could make the DC assessment the same day as the DC date and just explain that pt moved out f service area in your DC note.

Hope that helps a little!

The d/c date, is the date you found out about it