Leadership / Delegation Question #13
The nurse caring for a client is preparing for discharge instructions with the goal of maintaining continuity of care. To reach a goal of continuity of care, which actions will the nurse perform?
- The nurse will be sure to account for all charges and supplies for billing.
- The nurse will be sure to return all unused medications to pharmacy to avoid overcharging.
- The nurse will maintain a smooth transition from hospital care to rehabilitation transition care.
- The nurse will use TEACH BACK method for educating client.
Continuity of care provides for smooth transition between healthcare institutions. Such transitions will help in providing safe recovery and continued management of care. Selection A and B are incorrect since financial reconciliation of client charges does not promote continuity of care. The selection D is incorrect. Although teaching/education is important, the question asks about goals for continuity of care, not building client knowledge base.