Educate Discharge Patients About Meds Linked to Driving Impairment
Discharge is an opportune time to educate patients about meds that can impair driving ability.
Recently, a patient hit an oncoming car after getting hydromorphone and lorazepam in the emergency department. She wasn't educated about the risk for impaired driving.
Be aware of risky scenarios...and advise patients about how their meds may affect driving.