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7.09.03 Corporate – Emergency Medical Procedures

All building occupants 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 8-9-1-1
    • 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 the squad arrives, provide them with the following information:
    • Necessary reports/information from Brittco/Blue medication Kardex
    • 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 person 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.
    • Staff on duty will complete the necessary paperwork
    • If needed, a staff person will accompany the person to the hospital
    • Staff on duty will notify the Medical Services Coordinator, QIDP, Residential Systems Director, Franklin County Case Management, Social Worker, Chaplin, and Guardian when appropriate.
  • If the person is to be transported to the hospital, the staff on duty will attempt to contact the person’s emergency contact (if known), Executive Director, QIDP/Program Coordinator (if individual), and Medical Services Coordinator.
  • 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 the nurse on duty
    • The emergency squad will notify the Franklin Township Police Department
    • The Medical Services Coordinator and Shift Nurse will contact the Medical Director, Executive Director, Services Director, 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 or loyalty to Open Door
    • When an individual expires at Open Door, 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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