Carolinas HealthCare System

Treatment & Discharge

Treatment

After entering the treatment area, the nursing and medical staff will care for you. The physician will ask you more questions about your present condition, examine you, and order any tests or procedures he/she feels are necessary to determine why you are ill.

Some studies or procedures ordered may require additional time to complete, be reviewed by a physician and/or report their findings. The staff will attempt to keep patients updated on the status of these results if you are required to wait. If you have questions or concerns, please ask for assistance.

After the results of your studies/tests are complete, your physician will determine if you are able to be discharged or need to be admitted to the hospital for further treatment. Should you require admission to the hospital, a physician, known as a hospitalist, will care for you during your stay at the medical center.

Discharge

When ready to leave the department, you will be given the information needed to care for yourself at home. If you are given a prescription for specific medication, the nurse or doctor will tell you what the medication is and when it should be taken as well as advise you if there are any precautions you should be aware of before taking/applying.

If you had laboratory test done while you were being treated and the test results were positive but not available before you were discharged, you will be contacted by us. If your test results are negative, you will not be contacted. All results are also made available to your private physician.

The physician may also give you the name of another physician to follow-up with and instruct you how to call to make a future appointment.

Reminder for future visits:

We suggest you bring a written list of all your current medications, allergies and past medical history with you if time and situation permit.

Thank you for allowing us to care for you.

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