Patient Transfers and Consults

Patient Transfers and Consults

TTT-CHECKLIST-BUTTONInter-hospital transfer of patients requires a high degree of collaboration. Our trauma surgeons are available 24/7 for consultations and to facilitate the safe and rapid transport of your patients.

How to Transfer a Patient

To arrange a patient transfer:

  • GalHeadset_3The designated trauma hospital and contact phone number for the day are listed on our home page. Call the listed emergency department phone number and ask for the trauma surgeon.
  • Arrange for the appropriate level of transportation, and personnel, and request a stat transport. Our goal is to receive the patient within 60 minutes from the time the trauma surgeon accepts the patient.
  • Print out the Tacoma Trauma Transfer Checklist from the web site and place the completed form in the patient transfer packet.
  • Provide family members with directions, a map, and phone number of the receiving hospital.
  • When the patient leaves your facility to be transported to the designated trauma hospital, contact the receiving trauma hospital with an estimated time of arrival.
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