Still in the ED

  • Explain why we would like them to stay and the management options as clearly as possible
  • Assess mental capacity (over 16 years)
  • Complete self discharge paperwork
  • Remember under 18’s, legally don’t have the right to refuse treatment (however, the principles of the mental capacity act should be applied)

Left ED

  • Assess the risk, do we need to:
  • Inform Nurse-in-Charge
  • Add to handover board if actions are required by the in-hours team
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