LTC and RH 24/7 Consult Line service quick reference flyer: provides phone number 1-8338-2HELPU, start date (4th May 2020), 24/7/7 days a week, brief description of service and how it works and provides 2 case examples.
How it works:
- Resident experiences acute medical issue that would normally result in EMS. call/possible admission OR requires support from GIM specialist.
- PCP/NP/Medical Director calls 1-8338-2HELPU to reach specialist on-call and discuss case and develop treatment plan.
- PCP/NP/Medical Director receives written consult notes for medical chart from specialist via secure email.
- PCP/NP/Medical Director interacts with resident/family and on-site staff to direct further care.
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