Documentation and preparation for Admission and Transfers
- Please use 'DMR Pt summary template' in G:\ICU\2) ICU Admission Discharge Summaries
- Admission and Transfers must be completed electronically using the MS Word template (electronic version soon to arrive) and “copied and pasted” in to the DMR.
The Parent Unit should be notified that the patient is ready for the ward, as soon as the Intensivist has cleared the patient (usually after the morning ward round). We suggest that the Transfer Summary is started on admission of the patient to ICU, and updated daily. If there is a delay and the patient is discharged after hours, please notify the covering team and document this (who the covering doctor notified is) in DMR.
Use your discretion as to whether the Drug Chart should be re-written. All patients who are discharged after 20:00 must be reviewed 2-4 hours after discharge by the ICU Registrar. Please also request a “Doctor Review” on Patient Flow, as a safety net once the patient has been discharged to the ward.