2019 Graduate Student Showcase

Degree Program

Nursing, DNP

Major Advisor Name

Sara Ahten

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster


Problem Description: There remains a gap in discharge care for patients with SVHD.

Rationale: Patient care needs after discharge are complex and require supportive coordination.

Interventions: Parents participated in a revised discharge plan consisting of an outpatient nurse coordinator, revised discharge education, remote home monitoring, and a telemedicine encounter within 48 hours of discharge.

Results: A 31% decrease in hospital encounters and 50% decrease in average length of stay was experienced in the study group (n=5). Parent’s perception of discharge readiness data was extremely positive.

Conclusion: The implementation of a focused discharge plan positively impacted patients with SVHD.