patient contact

patient contact

A UK term for a healthcare interaction between a healthcare professional and a patient. Other interactions regarded as patient contacts include those between a healthcare professional and another person on behalf of a patient; two or more patients with a healthcare professional at the same time (e.g., in a group session); or one patient with two or more healthcare professionals at the same time (e.g., in a multi-discipline team setting).
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The RCGP says 90% of all patient contact with the NHS is in general practice but it gets just 8.
During patient contact, these staff members wore Astro-Protect pressurized suits (Asatex, Bergheim, Germany).
To help combat these infections, the HyGreen system actively reminds healthcare workers if they forget to wash before patient contact and wirelessly records all hand hygiene events in the hospital.
Several chapters take the reader along the British health and justice pathway, from initial patient contact with nurses in police stations, to nursing care in courts, through prison nursing services and finally into the world of multi-disciplinary community health teams, where nurses work alongside the Probation Service.
8m facility will support between 60 and 90 medical students each week from Cardiff University's School of Medicine with a strong emphasis on community medicine and direct patient contact.
She told the board of directors: "We are urging staff to come forward to be vaccinated from the start of the programme especially healthcare workers and their support staff with patient contact, who are at greater risk of contracting the virus.
The allegations include insufficient instruction in pediatric nursing before patient contact, a faulty staffing ratio and inadequate documentation of evaluations of certain clinic faculty.
He said that from infection control and patient safety perspectives, the stethoscope should be regarded as an extension of the physician's hands and be disinfected after every patient contact.
Self-development and self-improvement are key to the quality and safety of patient care and who better to role model that, than those with often the greatest patient contact.
Once the referral has been received by the HMC Referral Management Office it will be checked by a doctor who will decide the right timeframe for the patient to be seen and the HMC Patient Contact Centre will then call the patient to arrange the appointment with them.
This complex process is necessary to develop the unique encounter that occurs with each patient contact.
When deriving an estimate of total CCD cost associated with a given episode/month, we made the assumption that care manager time outside direct patient contact and time of psychiatric consultation was proportional to direct patient contact time (Harpole et al.