Priority 15 from the Paediatric Hospital Care PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: What are effective methods (e.g. education) to prepare families for discharge from the general paediatric inpatient unit? (JLA PSP Priority 15)
|JLA question ID
|Discharge can be a daunting time for children and their families hospitalized on a general paediatric inpatient unit, as such it is important to understand the most effective methods to faciliate discharge
Hall, K. K., Petsky, H. L., Chang, A. B., & O'grady, K. F. (2018). Caseworker‐assigned discharge plans to prevent hospital readmission for acute exacerbations in children with chronic respiratory illness. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (11).
|Health Research Classification System category
|Generic health relevance
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|When can we go home? ~ What role would a step down unit for a rehab unit play in the transition home for a family in which their child acquired a significant disability - ie prior to discharge being in a near by apartment like setting in which the parent take full responsibility for care and the acute rehab team simulate community therapy and support. ~ need research and QI to minimize LOS and promote best practice in care and safe d/c home. ~ brain injury or spinal cord to ease the transition home. ~ What issues do they encounter after discharge that we should be addressing better during the inpatient stay? ~ waiting for family services to find a safe home for discharge etc... - ~ All items above and communicating when rounds will be. follow up post release from hospital. ~ What are the perceptions of patients and families of their inpatient experience after they have settled at home?
|4 x parent/caregiver, 1 x recreation therapist, 6 x physician, 7 x friend/family member, 5 x nurse
|PSP unique ID
|Paediatric Hospital Care (Canada)
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|75 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|18th and 19th August 2021