ES Unit Radio Communication Report

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The Emergency Department at Lexington Medical Center is self-sufficient other than the coding of the records they handle everything themselves. From Emergency Department Registration to the boxing of the medical record it is all done in the Department. The flow of the Emergency Department starts when they walk in the front door and sign in at guest services or get picked up by an ambulance. When the ED has an expected arrival the ED secretary who is in the nurses station fills out an Emergency Department E.M.S Unit Radio Communications Report so when the patient arrives they will have their demographic information, see example (9.1). When a patient walks in the ED they are required to fill out an Emergency Department Sign in sheet also to enter the demographics, see example (9.2). Once the patient is registered they populate into a new arrival tracker. The tracker tracks every move the patient makes in the ED. Once they are seen by a nurse they will enter a quick assessment and vet…show more content…
They are responsible for all the same tasks as the Medical Record Associate. The ED Medical Record Associates retrieve records only from the ED every three hours and do their own check-in, scan, index, QC, boxing and requesting someone pick the boxes up to be stored at LMC’s warehouse, see example (10.1). The differences between Inpatient and Emergency Department Documentation depend on the goal of the service. The ED is more focused on the problem so no History and Physical is required or a discharge summary. James Jeffcoat MSN, RN, BC, CCCC the Nurse Manager and Kelly Harnet the Administrative Supervisor run the Emergency Department. The ED also puts out a flyer every month caller the Frequent FlyER. The Frequent FlyER contains monthly updates, staff meetings, changes you should look for, surge guidelines, thank you’s and an employee spotlight, see example
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