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Paediatric Admissions

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“Level 2 Inpatient Pediatric Care at PLC”

“Spreading the Load: Equalizing Bed Occupancy Results in Bed Availability Where and When

you Need It”  ???

ACH versus PLC Trigger Tool

Does This Patient:

Need Surgery?yesno

Have a high potential for instability/deterioration requiring ICU?yesno

Need frequent nursing assessments?yesno

Need daily subspecialty involvement?yesno

Need multiple subspecialists involved in their care?yesno

Need specialized ACH services (ie Eating disorder, Diabetes)?yesno

Need > 1/day Pediatrician involvement (attending/senior-resident)yesno

If you have answered No to all questions –this patient should be preferentially admitted at PLC if there are beds available.

If you have answered Yes to one or more of these questions: this patient should be admitted at ACH.

Diagnosis Examples:

All listed diagnoses are appropriate for direct PLC/Community Hospital admission. This is not a restrictive list and other diagnoses may be appropriate. Additionally, circumstances may dictate that a child with a listed diagnosis may not be suitable for admission to a community hospital due to other concerns or circumstances.

PLC should be used PREFERENTIALLY for patients that meet criteria for PLC REGARDLESS OF

HOME ADDRESS.

JAUNDICE/HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA IN NEWBORN

- All to PLC

RULE OUT SEPSIS/UTI/PYELONEPHRITIS

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