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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 individual is unresponsive:
    • Call 8-9-1-1
    • Provide Dispatcher with the following information
      • Name
      • Type of emergency
      • Address
      • Apartment number
    • Contact nurse on duty per cell phone.  Employee may begin appropriate first aid measures which the employee is certified to perform.
  • When the squad arrives, provide them with the following information:
    • Brittco report 001-Client Emergency List; 2 copies need to be sent: 1 for transportation service, 1 for ER along with Emergency report sheet attached to front including reason for ER visit and most recent vital signs. 
    • Condition and time the individual was found to be having medical problems
    • Vital signs, if taken
    • Activity individual was involved in prior to the medical emergency
    • Other information as requested
  • If the resident is to be transported to Doctor’s West:
    • Nurse on duty will notify risk management and complete incident report and notify guardian (if applicable) immediately.
    • When possible, a staff person will accompany the resident to the hospital
    • Nurse on duty will complete the JotForm for notification of team with 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 a death of an individual:
    • Call 8-9-1-1
    • Provide the dispatcher with the following information
      • Name
      • Type of emergency
      • Address
      • Apartment number
    • Contact nurse on duty
    • The emergency squad will notify Franklin Township Police Department
    • The Medical Services Coordinator, Shift Nurse will contact the Medical Director, Executive Director, Designee, 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 the individual expires at a hospital, the autopsy will be performed by a physician who has no conflict of interest of 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.

Last Revised: 4/30/21

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