§ 553.25. Discharge criteria.
A patient may only be discharged from an ASF if the following physical status criteria are met:
(1) Vital signs. Blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and respiratory rate are within the normal range for the patients age or at preoperative levels for that patient.
(2) Activity. The patient has regained preoperative mobility without assistance or syncope, or function at the patients usual level considering limitations imposed by the surgical procedure.
(3) Mental status. The patient is awake, alert or functions at the patients preoperative mental status.
(4) Pain. The patients pain can be effectively controlled with medication.
(5) Bleeding. Bleeding is controlled and consistent with that expected from the surgical procedure.
(6) Nausea/vomiting. Minimal nausea or vomiting is controlled and consistent with that expected from the surgical procedure.
The provisions of this § 553.25 adopted October 22, 1999, effective November 22, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 5583.
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