A nurse case manager is reviewing a patient’s discharge information with him as he is being dismissed from the hospital. Select all of the following elements of the discharge instructions that are related to community care.

 

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- Activity restrictions

- Follow-up appointments with a specialist

- Fluid requirements

- Wound care instructions

- Referrals to a home health agency

Rationale

Discharge instructions vary between facilities and based on orders from the physician, but the patient may have instructions that are related to his personal care or to community resources. Examples of community-based interventions that may be part of discharge instructions include follow-up visits with other providers or utilizing home health services.

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