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Severe Alcohol Withdrawal Protocol, Modified for Benzodiazepine Shortage

Written by reuben

March 18th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Posted in Toxicology

Detox Referrals – Mr. Allen

Mr Allen will pick up your patient requesting detox from 8a-10p, 7 days per week. All abuse substances are eligible (alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines) though they prefer not to detox cocaine alone or marijuana alone, but who needs detox from cocaine or marijuana alone? No one. They are always also using alcohol or opiates, so call Mr. Allen.

917-532-8918 or 917-806-8049

Hello everyone,

I wanted to share some information with you about making detox referrals. We in the psych ER have been working with St. John’s Riverside for a while now, and I spoke with their transportation person Mr. Allen (cell 917-532-8918) earlier this week about our likelihood of making more referrals now that North General has closed and we are likely to get more patients needing detox (and he did say he had been getting more calls from us over the last couple of weeks).  He told me that St. John’s has 54 detox beds as well as 30 rehab beds.  They are rarely full, and thus usually able to take our referrals.  If for some reason, they are unable to take a referral, he will work with us to find another suitable location (often ACI, but other facilities like Beth Israel also).  St. John’s takes most insurances, but not self-pay (these people would need to be referred to a city hospital like Bellevue, Metropolitan, Harlem).  Mr. Allen can be called from 8am-10pm seven days/week and provides transportation from our ER to the detox facility.  I’m sure he’d be happy to answer any additional questions anyone has and I’d also like to say I’ve personally found him to be very responsive and helpful and I think he and St. John’s can be good resources for us going forward.  Also, for those of you doing shifts in the psych ER, please indicate when you’ve referred someone to detox by writing a note in the comments section on the patient log.  Thanks.

Amy Johnson

Hello everyone,
I wanted to share some information with you about making detox referrals. We in the psych ER have been working with St. John’s Riverside for a while now, and I spoke with their transportation person Mr. Allen (cell 917-532-8918) earlier this week about our likelihood of making more referrals now that North General has closed and we are likely to get more patients needing detox (and he did say he had been getting more calls from us over the last couple of weeks).  He told me that St. John’s has 54 detox beds as well as 30 rehab beds.  They are rarely full, and thus usually able to take our referrals.  If for some reason, they are unable to take a referral, he will work with us to find another suitable location (often ACI, but other facilities like Beth Israel also).  St. John’s takes most insurances, but not self-pay (these people would need to be referred to a city hospital like Bellevue, Metropolitan, Harlem).  Mr. Allen can be called from 8am-10pm seven days/week and provides transportation from our ER to the detox facility.  I’m sure he’d be happy to answer any additional questions anyone has and I’d also like to say I’ve personally found him to be very responsive and helpful and I think he and St. John’s can be good resources for us going forward.  Also, for those of you doing shifts in the psych ER, please indicate when you’ve referred someone to detox by writing a note in the comments section on the patient log.  Thanks.
Amy

Written by reuben

July 14th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Posted in Contacts,Toxicology

Prescription Refill Protocol

Written by reuben

December 2nd, 2009 at 8:52 am

Posted in Pharmacy,Toxicology

Detox Centers

Written by reuben

December 2nd, 2009 at 8:16 am

Posted in Toxicology

Dog Bite Form Online

Written by reuben

February 25th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Posted in Toxicology

Serum Toxicology Testing

Please note that effective immediately the Mount Sinai Labs will not be offering serum toxicology tests.

These include serum barbituatate, benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants. The methodologies are tedious, the requests are a few and most of the labs in New York are not doing these tests. We will of course continue to offer urine toxicology 24/7. If for some reason these tests have to be ordered, we will send the requests to Labcorp.

Written by phil

August 15th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Posted in Toxicology