Identifying discharge practice training needs
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Identifying discharge practice training needs

Liz Lees Consultant nurse (acute medicine)
Kelly Emmerson Quality improvement officer, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham

A training needs analysis tool was developed to identify nurses’ discharge training needs and to improve discharge practice. The tool includes 49 elements of discharge practice subdivided into four areas: corporate, operational, clinical and nurse-led discharge. The tool was disseminated to 15 wards on two hospital sites with assistance from the practice development team. Analysis of discharge training is important to assess discharge training needs and to identify staff who may assist with training.

Nursing Standard. 20, 29, 47-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.03.20.29.47.c4107

Correspondence

liz.lees@heartofengland.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review