Most of our patients are transported to the emergency department (ED) at a hospital where they are transferred to a bed. Mothers in labor are taken directly to the hospital’s Labor & Delivery (L&D) department. Certain cardiac patients may be taken directly to the catheterization laboratory (Cath Lab) for immediate treatment. And some of our patient’s are taken directly to the triage department.
If your patient is not transferred to a bed in the ED, please document the By-Pass Location on the Receiving Facility tab. Elite stores this data in a NEMSIS field (eDisposition.22) and ImageTrend recently added a value for Triage. Documentation of the patient turn-over time is same as always; once your patient has been transferred off your stretcher AND when appropriate turn-over to hospital staff is complete.