Discharge And Home Healthcare Guidelines

Explain the medications to the patient, including the route, dosage, side effects, and need for taking all antibiotics until they are gone. Explain food and drug interactions. Provide information on smoking cessation programs. Note the source of the patient's Legionnaires' disease; if the cause was from within a patient's home or workplace, recommend appropriate action to prevent recurrence and decrease chances of further outbreaks. Instruct the patient to contact the physician if she or he has a fever or worsening pleuritic pain. Stress the need to go immediately to the nearest emergency department if the patient becomes acutely short of breath.

Leukemia, Acute DRG Category: 473

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