FACE TO FACE CONTACT COMMUNITY CARE

A contact which is made by one or more nurses or community support workers (nursing) with a PATIENT or his/her proxy during a COMMUNITY EPISODE. The contact occurs when a PATIENT or their proxy attends a clinic or when the nurse or community support worker (nursing) makes a domiciliary visit to see the PATIENT.

A proxy contact is a single occasion involving contact between a proxy and one or more members of a COMMUNITY NURSE STAFF GROUP within a NURSING IN THE COMMUNITY PROGRAMME. Contacts with proxies only count if the contact is in lieu of the contact with the PATIENT, and the proxy is able more effectively than the PATIENT to ensure that the specified advice/treatment devised for the PATIENT is followed. This is most likely to be the case where the PATIENT is unable to communicate effectively say for an infant, or for a person who is mentally ill or has learning disabilities.

One or more nurses or community support workers (nursing) in the same or different NURSING IN THE COMMUNITY PROGRAMMESS may be in contact with a PATIENT at the same time.

Contacts should be recorded as follows:

a. If one or more nurses or community support workers (nursing) from the same programme are in contact with one patient at the same time, this should be recorded as one face-to-face contact
b. If one or more nurses or community support workers (nursing) from different programmes are in contact with one patient at the same time, this should be recorded as one contact for each programme involved
c. For contacts at a DAY CARE FACILITY, where repeated contacts may occur during the course of a day, this should be recorded as one contact for each programme involved
d. If two nurses of different disciplines but both classed in the COMMUNITY NURSE STAFF GROUP Other Community Nurses, such as stomatherapist and a continuing care nurse, are in contact with one patient at the same time, this should be recorded as two face-to-face contacts, one for each discipline

Group activity, where, for example, general advice is given to several patients at the same time should not be recorded as NURSE OR MIDWIFE CONTACTS.

A FACE TO FACE CONTACT COMMUNITY CARE may involve activities attributable to a STRUCTURED PROGRAMME, such as the following:

a. SCREENING TEST
b. GROUP SESSION
c. HEALTH PROMOTION OTHER ACTIVITY
d. EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT
e. TEST OF IMMUNITY
f. IMMUNISATION DOSE GIVEN
g. FACE TO FACE CONTACT SURVEILLANCE

For such activities they must be recorded as part of the respective STRUCTURED PROGRAMMES as well as attributed to the NURSING IN THE COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES.

If the PATIENT is currently subject to a MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL and the contact nurse is also their allocated Care Programme Approach care coordinator then a FACE TO FACE CONTACT CPA CARE COORDINATOR should also be recorded.

This class is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural FACE TO FACE CONTACTS COMMUNITY CARES