University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
This is a web-based, online, interactive module on "Transitions of Care: Leaving the Hospital" that is appropriate for learners from all disciplines who are involved in helping patients transition from hospital to home. It uses multiple learning modalities including patient scenarios, videos, interactive multiple-choice questions, and a narrator with visual aids and illustration. It also includes printable aids with links to check lists, samples of discharge summaries, and outside resources. This module was developed with collaboration betweenThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and The University of Arizona Health Science Center.
Upon completion of this module the learner will be able to:
- Define transitional care and recognize why it is important
- Describe how transitions affect quality of care and patient safety
- Prepare a patient for a safe transition
- Write targeted and high quality discharge summaries