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7.09.01 Park West – Emergency Medical Procedures

The individuals and staff of Park West Court Apartments will have access to Emergency Medical Services 24 hours a day.

Procedure:

The Franklin Township Fire Department will provide emergency medical care for all individuals and staff:

  • When a medical emergency exists, i.e., cessation of breathing, or if an individual is unresponsive:
    • Call 9-1-1
    • Provide the Dispatcher with the following information
      • Name
      • Type of emergency
      • Address
      • Apartment number
    • Contact the nurse on duty via cell phone.  Employees should begin appropriate first aid measures to the level of their training.
  • When EMS arrives, provide them with the following information:
    • Necessary reports/information from Brittco
    • Condition and time the individual was found to be having medical problems
    • Vital signs, if taken
    • Activity the individual was involved in prior to the medical emergency
    • Other information as requested
  • If the resident is to be transported to the hospital:
    • The nurse on duty will notify Risk Management, complete an incident report, and notify the guardian (if applicable) immediately.
    • When possible, a staff person will accompany the resident to the hospital
    • The nurse on duty will complete the In/Out of Facility Form to inform the team of the exact time of departure
    • The apartment nurse will ensure that ambulatory individuals returning to the facility are transported by PW staff.
  • In the event of the death of an individual:
    • Call 9-1-1
    • Provide the dispatcher with the following information
      • Name
      • Type of emergency
      • Address
      • Apartment number
    • Contact nurse on duty
    • The Medical Services Coordinator and shift Nurse will contact the Medical Director, Executive Director, Services Director, ICF Program Director, Incident Hotline, Franklin County Case Management, Social Worker, Chaplin, and guardian when appropriate.
    • The Franklin Township Police Department will determine when the body can be removed and will make arrangements for transportation.
  • Autopsy:
    • An autopsy may be requested by a family member, legal guardian, Medical Director, or in the event of a death due to unnatural causes, by the Franklin County Coroner
    • When an individual expires at a hospital, the autopsy will be performed by a physician who has no conflict of interest or loyalty to Park West
    • When an individual expires at Park West, and an autopsy has been requested by family, guardian, or legal authorities, it will be performed by the Franklin County Coroner’s office.

Signed by:

Rebecca Sharp Porter
Chief Executive Director

Last Revised: 10/9/23

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