Emergency Dept. Transfers: MRP & Nurse Communication
As you know, clear communication with fellow health care workers is essential! To support this, our Emergency Room Physician (ERP) colleagues have recommended that LTC Physicians/NPs be more involved in ED transfers, and would appreciate more details about a residents’ goals of care, expected status, events leader to the transfer, and criteria for return to the care home.
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Island Health Pink Band Initiative
The Pink Band Project is an Island Health initiative designed to facilitate communication and handover between health care staff during transitions between long-term and acute care (including Emergency Department visits, acute care admission, and return/discharge to the resident's LTC home).
Aim: Improve the ability of hospital staff to recognize a LTC resident in order to help them make the best decisions about admission and discharge.