PT and OT evaluation and treatment consult requests now require a reason for consult — geared to improve therapy consult response times and ensure the correct information and service are provided.
The new Reason for referral list includes high-value therapy services that improve patient outcomes while they’re in the hospital. These new options also allow you to relay key information about your patient’s functional (mobile or self-care) needs — helping facilitate focused therapy evaluations that contribute to your patient’s plan of care and discharge disposition.
New changes to PT/OT consult orders:
- You now must select a PT/OT consult reason under the new Reason for referral.
- Ability to quickly add:
- Any positioning or mobility restrictions.
- Patient’s weight-bearing status.
- Field to specify safe ranges (if values are abnormal) for:
- O2 saturation
Make sure you change the activity order from bed rest to an activity allowing therapy.