EDUCATION AND TRAINING MATERIALS
This page contains materials that may be useful when you are piloting or implementing patient oriented discharge summaries (PODS) in your organization. The tools can be used to train and educate your staff, patient, and caregivers about what PODS is, how it was developed, and tips for success.
An interactive version of the PODS.
This pamphlet is directed to health care providers working in your hospital.
This pamphlet is directed to patients in your hospital who will receive a PODS. Early adopters recommend putting these pamphlets in your admission packages.
This animated poster is great for informing your community that you are implementing PODS and why it is important. Put it on screens throughout your hospital and on the televisions in patient rooms.
This PODS poster is directed at the pediatric units in your organization.
Discharge instructions about medications are important. Here are two versions of a patient oriented mediation list that they can use. We recommend you use these while teaching patients about their new medications.
Here is a chart that can help patients keep track of more complex medications needed to take on an hour-by-hour schedule
Here is a nice resource on questions to ask about your medications: medication questions
This poster is great for informing your community that you are implementing PODS and why it is important.
A useful tool when training staff that are new to using PODS.
This short report provides more detailed information on why and how PODS was developed.
Tips & Guidelines
These one-page guidelines for patients and healthcare providers will help improve the patient experience of discharge in your hospital.