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How to Transfer to Mount Sinai

Patients who are accepted by an inpatient attending for admission ideally do not go through the ED, they go directly to their inpatient bed. Arrange this though the transfer office (x46467 or 212.241.6467). If there are no inpatient beds, either the patient can wait at the referring facility for an inpatient bed or the patient can be transferred to the MSH ED; this determination is made on a case-by-case basis. The less sick and the more able the referring facility is to provide appropriate care for the patient waiting for a Sinai bed, the more the patient should wait at the referring facility for their Sinai bed.

For unstable patients (e.g. diagnosed aortic dissection), a brief attempt should be made to transfer directly to the relevant ICU and if no beds available, transfer to the ED is appropriate.

For stable patients who require services not available at the referring facility (ophthalmology, ENT, orthopedics, neurosurgery, etc), who may or may not require admission, ER-to-ER transfer is appropriate.

Written by reuben

January 1st, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Posted in Transfer