Ep041: Management of Care: Referrals: Assess the Need to Refer Patients

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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)

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