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Activity Steps


This article has been approved by the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board for Category B credit toward recertification as an ONC.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information on evidence-based discharge practices.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify nurses' responsibilities when assessing patients and/or their caregiver for discharge readiness.
  2. Outline the components of the IDEAL Discharge Process.
  3. Select common problems with a typical discharge process.
Price: $10.00


  • ANCC 1.0 CH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH
  • GA - BON 1.0 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: ON0919B
Published: Sep/Oct 2019
Expires: 9/3/2021
Required Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Authors: Brenda Luther, PhD, RN; Rebecca D. Wilson, PhD, RN; Clare Kranz, DNP, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC; Melody Krahulec, DNP, MS, RN
Specialties: Orthopaedics