James talks to Dr Jenny Liu about discharge planning tips on the wards.
Jenny is currently a resident medical officer at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and a medical graduate from the University of New South Wales. Jenny has strong interests in translational research having completed a PhD in oncology. She is also passionate about medical education and an advocate for patient flow and discharge planning in the hospital system.
With Dr Jia (Jenny) Liu, Resident Medical Officer at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
You are rounding on your first week of internship on the respiratory team and you are seeing Mr Thomson, a 75-year-old man admitted with haemoptysis and found to have a new diagnosis of metastatic lung cancer. He’s had a complicated 30-day admission and received palliative radiotherapy for bony metastases, had an episode of delirium and urosepsis. His pain is improving after the palliative care team started him on multiple opioids, but he is still requiring oxygen. The consultant tells you ‘aim discharge in a few days.’
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