Showing posts with label ADT Book. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ADT Book. Show all posts

How to Complete the Admission and Discharge of a Patient as a Unit Secretary (Video)

As a unit secretary, you will be responsible for completing the admission and discharge of patients. 

The admission process begins when the patient arrives at the hospital and is registered as an inpatient. Once complete, they will be assigned a bed in your unit. They can be sent to your unit from the Emergency Room, transferred from another unit, admitted from an outpatient procedure, or directly admitted from a doctor's office. 

The discharge process begins when the doctor writes the discharge orders. There are many places a patient can be discharged to:

  • Home
  • Hospice
  • Home with Hospice
  • Rehabilitation
  • Skilled Nursing Facility/Long-Term Care Facility
  • Morgue 
  • Funeral

By following these steps, you can ensure that the admission and discharge of patients are completed smoothly and efficiently.


Maintaining the Log/ADT Book as a Health Unit Coordinator (Video)

Keeping and maintaining the ADT (Admission/Discharge/Transfer) book is one of the responsibilities of a Health Unit Coordinator. Properly documenting when a patient arrives or leaves the unit is very important in the patient experience. 

It's also good as a backup for the times when the computers go down or if there is an incident and you need to evacuate the building.