Policy Number

540

IWK - 540 - Patient Alerts (Allergies - Adverse Reactions- Cautions)

Description

The IWK Health Centre supports an environment in which all Health Centre staff and physicians recognize their role in promoting allergy identification.

All inpatients, clients, same day admissions, day treatment and day surgery and Emergency department patients (herein after called patients) registered for care at the IWK Health Centre will have their allergy status assessed and documented on arrival and verified with each subsequent encounter.

Related Documents

IWK - 1100 - Patient Identification
IWK - 1833 - Transferring and Receiving Patients
IWK - 302.1 - Reporting, Management and Quality Review of Patient Safety Events
IWK - 40047 - Infant Identification Policy