Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue
Each of us receives care from a multitude of people and places. Primary care physicians, specialists, surgeons, nurses, therapists, caregivers, and aides may treat different disease states in different areas of the body, possibly at different times. We might be tended to at home, in the doctor’s office, in an emergency department or hospital setting, in a rehab facility, or anywhere, in any combination. Often, we’re receiving specific treatment in light of a specific issue or episode. But sometimes, what appears to be an isolated incident — when viewed as part of our larger health picture — may actually be part of a pattern.
Efforts to centralize health information and communicate among providers are aimed at catching these kinds of warning signs before they become a larger problem. For example, Residential Home Health clinicians follow up with their patients’ primary physician and other care providers, working together to track progress and avoid missteps in disease management or recovery. And for one repeat Residential Home Health patient, using the Residential Nurse Alert emergency response system was instrumental in identifying a worrisome pattern.