Sample ASC Discharge Criteria Policy

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When ASC Durango (Colo.) tracked its PACU times and found some patients were staying longer than four hours, the surgery center concluded that one of the contributing factors was a lack of an accurate discharge criteria policy, says Cheryl Desko, RN, clinical director for the ASC.


Ms. Desko and the ASC's medical director developed a new policy which streamlined and improved the process, helping to reduce PACU times.


To download a sample version of ASC Durango's new discharge criteria policy, click here (pdf).

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