I would like to see this if it is possible.
many thanks for your help (once again)
We have pioneered the PAT approach;
>the primary assessment team. The idea behind this is that the patient is
>assessed by a senior doctor and nurse. The paperwork looks nothing like a
>clerking - deliberately. We do enough to make a decision - obvious admission
>(fine, resuscitate, off to medical assessment unit as soon as safe) or needs
>bloods to decide. This second group are passed to an SHO to clerk and
>probably go to the CDU to await results. The SHO can then update the senior
>doctor with the full clerking to facilitate decision making. The target time
>for PAT is 7 minutes, and it happens at entry. Currently we run this from
>8am to 9pm. Works for us, although there are certainly other approaches that
>achieve the same end.
>I'll happily forward a copy of the latest version of the template to anyone
>interested rather than clogging up the list.
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