WARD ATTENDANCE

An attendance at a WARD by a PATIENT for nursing care, where the patient is not currently admitted to that HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. If the attendance is primarily for the purpose of examination or treatment by a doctor it is an OUT-PATIENT ATTENDANCE CONSULTANT and not a WARD ATTENDANCE. The care is for the prevention, cure, relief or investigation because of a disease, injury, health problem or other factor affecting their health status. This includes:-

a. Disease (physical or mental) confirmed or suspected - inclusive of undiagnosed signs or symptoms.
b. Injury - inclusive of poisoning - confirmed or suspected.
c. Health problem e.g. prostheses or graft in situ
d. Other factors influencing the health status of non-sick persons e.g
i. pregnancy
ii. family planning
iii. potential donor (organ or tissue)
iv. potential problem requiring prophylactic (preventative) care
v. bereavement or other problem requiring health professional counselling
vi. cosmetic surgery
vii. other

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

This class is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural WARD ATTENDANCES