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911 and no admission, now what?

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by pete1ben pete1ben (New) New

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This is probably a dumb question, but the situation popped up. I worked with a client in home who can only be transported by wheelchair. The client had symptoms that I was concerned about, and felt more skilled monitoring was needed and didn't feel good about continuing to care for the client in the home. They didn't have any symptoms or vital changes though that really would indicate a risk to the client's safety at the time though. Normally family would come with a van able to transport the client for non-emergency visits to ER or clinic. In this situation the power of attorney stated to wait for them to return the next day. If I had called 911 to get them seen that night and they had not been admitted would they help us get transport back?

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Elektra6 has 15 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Home Health, LTC, subacute.

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I’m not sure.  I know they will transport home after an admitted stay.  Your best bet if you feel on the fence is to call the PCP and get an order to send out to ER or an order to have them wait to be seen in the office.  I know transport companies don’t want to transport to the ER so that’s out.  

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