A Ward Attendance is a CARE CONTACT.
A Ward Attendance is an attendance at a WARD by a PATIENT for nursing care, where the PATIENT is not currently admitted to that Health Care Provider. A Ward Attendance should be recorded for only one Nurse or Midwife Contact.
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 and may include one or more Patient Procedures. This includes:
- Disease (physical or mental) confirmed or suspected - inclusive of undiagnosed signs or symptoms
- Injury - inclusive of poisoning - confirmed or suspected
- Health problem e.g. prostheses or graft in situ
- Other factors influencing the health status of non-sick PERSONS e.g.
- sexual and reproductive health (formerly known as family planning)
- potential donor (ORGAN OR TISSUE DONOR)
- potential problem requiring prophylactic (preventative) care
- bereavement or other problem requiring health professional counselling
- cosmetic surgery
- other (not listed).
The ADMINISTRATIVE CATEGORY of the PATIENT can be recorded for the Ward Attendance.
The PATIENT's FIRST ATTENDANCE CODE whether the first in a series or the only attendance should be recorded.
This supporting information is also known by these names: