MGH inpatient hospice admission check list

1

Write pre-admission orders. Order entry pathway

2

Write hospice admission note in LMR.

3

Complete death certificate. Details

4

Give the admission note and death certificate to the ward clerk and let them know the patient will be admitted to inpatient hospice. They will make a new chart for the patient.

5

Tell the RN and ward clerk not to active the orders until the patient is discharged.

6

Page hospice liason () to tell them that the orders are complete. They will page primary team to discharge the patient.

7

Rarely you will need to activate the orders (usually done by ward clerk or RN). If you need to do this, go to the orders section in CAS and choose "Special Orders" then "Preadmit Orders" then activate.

8

Send out group page that you patient was admitted to hospice (this lets Catherine know so she can update the list).

9

Add responding clinician (can be done only after patient is admitted).Instructions

MGH inpatient hospice (last edited 2015-07-08 12:37:48 by JulietJacobsen)