Patient Needs a CIED Consult
NOTE on HOW MAPPING WORKS: A 'job', in this case the job of preventing and treating infections, is broken into major segments (primary tasks). Each segment starts with a TRIGGER = an event that kicks off a series of actions and decisions. Each TRIGGER is resolved when the ACTIONS and DECISIONS resolve in a successful OUTCOME.
The TRIGGER for this primary task is "Patient Needs a CIED Consult." The resulting set of actions and decisions, detailed on the following pages, will result in a successful OUTCOME "Patient Recommended Best CIED."
Patients show for a consult four ways.
a. Patients Referred by Other Medical Providers (not in hospital)
Patients may be referred by a cardiologist, electrophysiologist, heart failure specialist, internist, mid-level provider, infectious disease specialist, nephrologist or a family member/friend.
b. Patients in Hospital Requiring Consult
Patients may be referred by a cardiologist, electrophysiologist, heart failure specialist, internist, mid-level provider, infectious disease specialist or nephrologist
c. Patients Referred by Themselves, Family Member or Friend
d. Patients Requiring a Battery Replacement
Assumptions About the CIED Consult Visit
An important DECISION is assessing the patient's infection risk. The higher a patient's infection risk, the more likely an S-ICD is a better recommendation.