What Are You Struggling With?

Ep041 Assess the need to refer patients for assistance with actual or potential problem

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  • Examples of necessary referrals include therapy services (physical, occupational, speech), wound care, nutritional services, and so forth
  • Recognize the need for referrals and obtain necessary orders
  • Identify community resources for the client with health care team (Meals on Wheels, respite services, public transportation, various programs and shelters)
  • Identify which documents to include for referrals (actual referral form, H&P’s, various signatures, insurance information)
  • Work with members of the healthcare team to facilitate process if necessary (case management, social work, referral coordinators)

Date Published - Mar 13, 2017
Date Modified - Dec 7, 2018