observation bed

observation bed

A bed attached to an A&E department, outpatient department or operating theatre, which is used only for a few hours at a time. Observation beds are not staffed overnight and are not part of a hospital’s bed complement.
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observation bed

Holding bed Hospital care A status recognized by third-party payers-eg Medicare, health insurance companies and others, in which a Pt is admitted to the hospital for a period of 23 hrs and 59 mins–or more, depending on the 3rd party with either a specific 'rule/out' diagnostic consideration–eg, appendicitis, angina, MI, or pneumonia; observation may also refer to a known Pt status, in which a previously diagnosed condition is managed under observation–eg, dehydration, anemia, etc; a  popular term for a bed occupied by a person in an outpatient observation status. See Observation services.
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It has 23 beds--six acute beds, including isolation and palliative care beds, one maternity birthing/postnatal room, 14 aged residential care (ARC) beds, both rest-home and hospital level, one resuscitation and one observation bed.
Because there are various observation bed models, and because observation status is an important part of patient care, this topic inevitably becomes significant in the pre-design and programming phases of an architectural project.
UTI that may have developed while a patient was in an observation bed will be coded as present on admission, but in all likelihood, the medical record will show that the patient developed the condition prior to admission.
We as radiologists play a critical role in guiding the surgeon whether to send this patient home, to an observation bed, or immediately
A: If the patient had 3 nights in an inpatient hospital bed (with none of them in an emergency room bed, an observation bed, or other non-inpatient bed), then the requirement for the 3-day stay was met.
The casualty department at Fazakerkey was slammed in a report earlier this year for having the longest waiting times in the country when a 90-yearold woman waited for four days in an observation bed.
The medical center includes 60 medical, surgical and intensive care beds, four observation beds, five operating rooms and two procedure rooms.
That facility will include an emergency room and observation beds to replace emergency services at Harford Memorial Hospital, which will close when the new campus opens.
Starcare unit has observation beds and currently handles minor injuries in addition to providing visa medical facility and other occupational healthcare.
David said the branch hoped to soon reach agreement on the staffing of close observation beds and the use of 'specials', or one-to-one nursing care, which has often left wards effectively short staffed.
There would also be seven community hubs, some with 48-hour observation beds and providing frailty and dementia services.