Prior to paging the Consultant, discuss the consult question and reason for consult with Senior Resident and/or Staff to be sure the consult is necessary. Lastly, have this information ready prior to paging:
o Know the patient’s name, date of and reason for admission, pertinent lab values/diagnostics (i.e. Hb, troponin, imaging and ECG).
o Have a clear question for the consultant!
o Have the consult order placed in EPIC or CPRS.
Page the consultant in this format:
Cnslt Williams 03457398 65yoF w/ cirrhosis p/w hematemesis. Concern for bleeding varices. McConomy 5532 (pager)*82627 (call back number)