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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.

 

Patient Pamphlet

This pamphlet is directed to patients in your hospital who will receive a PODS. Early adopters recommend putting these pamphlets in your admission packages.

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Animated Poster

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.

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Patient-Oriented Medication Lists

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.

Medications by time of day

Medication chart

Here is a chart that can help patients keep track of more complex medications needed to take on an hour-by-hour schedule

Hourly medication chart

Here is a nice resource on questions to ask about your medications: medication questions

Poster

This poster is great for informing your community that you are implementing PODS and why it is important.

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