How does a physician indicate what discharge instructions should be used?

A new Discharge Post-Operative Patient Instructions order within the General Post-Op Discharge Order Set in Epic now requires physicians to indicate how patient instructions will be provided. Physicians must identify whether they are providing their own personalized post-op instructions or requesting that nursing provide FHIR Education.

If physicians opt to use their own instructions, they can create SmartPhrases within the order Comments section to flow information directly to the patient’s AVS and discharge summary. These SmartPhrases can also be shared with the care team, just like notes and other favorites.

For more information, please review the Physician Supplied Discharge Instructions tip sheet.

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