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policy 0063 : Internal Inpatient Transfers

In order to support safe and seamless patient care, all internal inpatient transfers shall include caregiver to caregiver communication with opportunity for discussions, questions and review of relevant patient information. Relevant patient information shall include, but not be limited to, confirming the identity of the patient, communicating diagnosis and current condition, a review of recent events or changes in the patient’s condition or treatment, and a review of any anticipated changes in condition or treatment.

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  1. effective date:

    July 1, 2017
  2. signature(s):

    Scott A. Syverud, MD, President, Clinical Staff
    Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, CEO, UVA Medical Center