Title of Submission
Improving the Discharge Process for Children with Single Ventricle Heart Disease
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Type of Submission
10:30am - 12pm - Judging Session #2
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.