Discharging Ambulatory Care Status
When a patient status is “Ambulatory Care”, you do not perform the Depart Process to discharge the patient.
- The Post Op Ambulatory Care Orderset, as well as the other ACU patient type ordersets, contains the discharge details for you to address.
- They are located in the Admit/Transfer/Discharge and the Communications sections.
- Medication Reconciliation is not required for the Ambulatory Care status discharge.
**Note: Should the patient status change from Ambulatory Care to Observation, you will then need to perform the Depart Process for discharging the patient.
For any questions on patient status, please contact Utilization Management at 509.665.6204.