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Social Work ServicesUpon admission, nursing staff assesses the patient andfamily for existing needs and concerns. When ent...
Social Work Services (cont)When patients report financialconcerns regardinghospitalization, these arereferred to the Busin...
Social Work Services (psychiatric care)When patients in psychiatric crisis are admitted, often thephysician requests evalu...
Social Work Services (psychiatric care) Physicians may also request a referral for Compass or Clearview.  Social Services...
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  1. 1. Social Work ServicesUpon admission, nursing staff assesses the patient andfamily for existing needs and concerns. When entered duringthe initial interview the following will trigger an auto-response referral for Social Services. These auto-responsereferrals include, but are not limited to:• Suspected abuse• Significant self-care deficit at home• Restraint use at home• Psychiatric admissions• Readmissions within 30 daysOnce the auto-referral is made, Social Services will see thesepatients after they have completed any current in-progressreferrals
  2. 2. Social Work Services (cont)When patients report financialconcerns regardinghospitalization, these arereferred to the Business officenot Social ServicesSocial Workers notes will bedocumented electronically and acopy will also be placed on thechart under Progress Notes
  3. 3. Social Work Services (psychiatric care)When patients in psychiatric crisis are admitted, often thephysician requests evaluation by HRA (Health Resources ofArkansas). With these evaluations, note the following:• HRA is available for referral 24 hours/day, 7 days/week• Patients must be medically stable for possible transfer to inpatient psychiatric treatment the day the referral is made• HRA is a resource of uninsured patients• Patients with private insurance will receive planning via WCMC social services
  4. 4. Social Work Services (psychiatric care) Physicians may also request a referral for Compass or Clearview. Social Services is available to assist with these referrals but if the request is made during the Social Services’ off hours nursing CAN make the referral. When making the referrals please remember the following: When calling Clearview/Compass have the demographic data, recent vital signs, any abnormal lab, whether or not the patient wears oxygen, has aggressive behavior, or any history of substance abuse available to report and if the patient is ambulatory or not. • The patient must be medically stable • The patient must agree to admission

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