Admission Tasks

by Cathy Parkes May 16, 2022 Updated: February 16, 2024

Discharge planning for a patient starts at admission. Other important admission tasks include confirming the patient's code status, identifying allergies, assessing fall risk, and assessing for swallowing issues.

Discharge planning for a patient starts at admission.

Other important admission tasks include confirming the patient's code status, identifying allergies, assessing fall risk, and assessing for swallowing issues. If the patient has dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), place patient on NPO until a swallow evaluation can be done.


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