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Authors

  1. Warren, Mary Lou MSN, APRN, BC, CCRN
  2. Jarrett, Cheryl RN, CCM
  3. Senegal, Rose MBA, MLA, RN
  4. Parker, Anita RN, CCRN
  5. Kraus, Joy BS, RRT, RCP
  6. Hartgraves, Debbie LMSW-ACP

Abstract

Home mechanical ventilation was once a remote idea and thought to be used only in extreme cases. However, patient preference as well as limited financial resources to care for these patients in a long-term setting is forcing acute care facilities and families to make the choice of home care. This article describes how an interdisciplinary team used a quality process to develop and implement tools to assist with discharge planning in this complex patient population.