Hospitals & Services
All discharges must be approved by the duty Intensive Care Specialist
The parent team must accept care of the patient; this acceptance must be recognised at Specialist level, either through their Registrar, or in some cases, the Specialist directly.
All other teams involved must be advised.
A plan for the immediate discharge period must be discussed with the accepting team and be clearly documented in the notes including:
Limitation of treatment where appropriate
Clear medical management plan, including charting of the following for the next 24 hours:
Fluids, Drugs and Feeding
Completion of Datasheet
Completion of Intensive Care Clinical Summary
Datasheet and attached copy of Clinical summary to be placed in Secretary's basket.