contact assessment

contact assessment

The initial interaction between a person needing care and a health and/or social care agency in the UK, during which basic personal information is collected and verified, the nature of the individual’s presenting concerns/difficulties is established, and a brief initial assessment is made of whether the person has greater health and social care needs, at which time a referral can be made or the individual can undergo further assessment.
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Hand-touch contact assessment of high-touch and mutual-touch surfaces among healthcare workers, patients and visitors.
Mean responses for assessment competencies, adequacy of intern preparation, desired coursework, desired experience with tests, number of direct contact assessment hours, and number of integrated assessment reports are reported for the full sample and for subgroups of the sample (i.e., by training site, accreditation status, training model).
Percentages for preferred number of direct contact assessment hours were 0-49 hours (5.5%), 50-99 hours (16.5%), 100-299 hours (37.7%), 300-399 hours (16.5%), and 400+ hours (14.9%).
LuxCath is in catheter-based, real-time, optical tissue-electrode contact assessment, lesion progression monitoring, and lesion visualisation for cardiac ablation.
Mr Roberts said he would write to the health trust to ask them to examine their systems of first contact assessment with patients who attended in crisis for the first time.
"Once someone had been in touch we had to do an initial contact assessment in two days, which was not usually a problem.
Exposure or Contact Assessment -- This assessment gauges the potential of a technology to expose a worker to or protect a worker from a physical, chemical, or biological agent or from contact with equipment-related energy (e.g., kinetic, thermal).
The first report of interRAI data shows that in the year July 2014 to June 2015, approximately 83,700 assessments were completed: 19,600 contact assessments; 36,900 homecare assessments; and 27,200 in long-term care facilities.