SNF Patient ED Transfer Instructions

DukeHealth is asking SNFs to please contact the Duke Transfer Center and fax records prior to transferring ANY resident to the ED for any of the 3 Duke Hospitals.
This is critically important at this time, especially when sending a Person Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19.

1.    Contact the Duke Transfer Center at 919-681-3440

2.    Fax the following to the receiving hospital:

  • Face Sheet
  • MAR
  • Past and current medical history
  • Advance Directives/DNR orders
  • COVID-19 vaccine date for each dose

Note: Please include patient’s FULL NAME and DATE OF BIRTH on each page of faxed documentation.

The numbers to use for this electronic records process are:

  • Duke University Hospital 919-385-7541
  • Duke Regional Hospital 919-385-9739
  • Duke Raleigh Hospital 919-385-9740

We encourage you to post this number at all nursing stations and educate your staff.

Long-term care facilities concerned that a resident, visitor, or employee may be a COVID-2019 patient under investigation should contact their local or state health department immediately for consultation and guidance.

Click HERE to download these instructions in a printable document (PDF)!

 

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