- Inform the patient and family of intended discharge date and time.
- Inform outpatient providers (therapist and psychiatrist) about discharge
- E-prescribe medications to preferred pharmacy using Discharge Orders section
- Leave triplicates for stimulants with nursing staff if unable to e-prescribe
- For Medi-Cal patients, call patient’s pharmacy as soon as you have discharge meds determined. Some medications need a prior authorization. Pharmacy does this but you need to give them an ICD-10 code for diagnosis and prior medication trial information. Prior authorization takes 72 hours at a minimum. (SW can provide more details about this).
- Click on “Discharge Orders” link under Discharge tab.
- Click the grey “Pharmacy” button above the medications to identify preferred pharmacy for e-prescription
- Choose which medications you will be prescribing or discontinuing. Include the indication for all medications you prescribe. Click “Next” at bottom of screen.
- Under “Order Sets and Pathways”, type in “Discharge” and select the appropriate set
- Of the many checkboxes, fill out the “Discharge patient”, “Diet/Nutrition” and “Code Measures Compliance” sections with appropriate details.
- Click “Review and Sign” to finish the process
- Fill out the MD Aftercare Plan (also known as AVS) link under the Discharge tab.
- SW will delineate all follow-up appointments and any special discharge instructions
- If patient is on a hold that has been initiated at UCLA, the attending must discontinue it in CareConnect. Page them at the time of discharge to d/c the hold.
- UCLA pharmacy can provide a free 3-day supply of meds, if they have them in stock.
Call NPH pharmacy at x77425 to speak with pharmacist to start this process. Follow their instructions.