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Journal Article > Review
Jackson PD, Biggins MS, Cowan L, French B, Hopkins SL, Uphold CR. Rehabil Nurs. 2016;41:135-148.
Transitions are a complicated and vulnerable time for patients, particularly for those with complex care needs. This review examines the literature around care transitions and insights from patient and family advisory councils. The authors recommend standardizing the process for veterans with complex conditions and suggest focus on the use of real-time information exchange, documented care plans, and engaging patients and their families in transitions.
Journal Article > Study
Communication and information deficits in patients discharged to rehabilitation facilities: an evaluation of five acute care hospitals.
Gandara E, Moniz T, Ungar J, et al. J Hosp Med. 2009;4:E28-E33.
Documentation of important care transition information, such as medication changes and pending test results, was often lacking when patients were transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation facility.
Tools/Toolkit > Toolkit
Waltham, MA: Masspro, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, Massachusetts Extended Care Foundation; 2007.
This manual provides nursing home staff with a step-by-step guide for medication management to reduce medication errors in long-term care.