Discussion On Continuity Of Care Week 7

patients:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx08kmDxgmM (Links to an external site.)

Step 2: Review the Continuity and Coordination of Care by the World Health Organization: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/274628/9789241514033-eng.pdf?ua=1 (Links to an external site.)

Step 3: Read the following article – How important is continuity of care. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2083711/pdf/381.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Step 4: View the following video: Communicating with Doctors as a New Nurse or Nursing Student Tips:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr4gfgZzMjc (Links to an external site.)

Continuity of care is defined as the sound, timely, smooth, unfragmented and seamless transition of a client from one area within the same healthcare facility, from one level of care to a higher and more intense level of care or to a less intense level of care based on the client’s status and level of acuity, from one healthcare facility to another healthcare facility and also any discharges to the home in the client’s community.

Maintaining the continuity of care requires that the nurse, and other members of the healthcare team, identify current client needs and then move the client to the appropriate clinical area, to the appropriate level of care, and to the appropriate healthcare facility in a timely and effective manner.

The Nurse’s role in Continuity of Care:

Coordinate care with the interprofessional team
Act as a liaison and be a client advocate
Complete admission, transfer, discharge, and post-discharge prescriptions