Medical treatment, monitoring and management is an integral part of the care clients receive at NEDRC. On admission clients are fully assessed by a medical practitioner. Evidence based medical monitoring and treatment is then implemented. Throughout their treatment, our clients are assessed by a registered Nurse at least twice daily and escalated to one of our medical practioners where required.
Full orthostatic vital signs are checked and appropriate interventions are made in consultation with the medical team. Clients are also seen by the medical team 2-3 times per week and more if necessary.
The medical treatment at NEDRC involves physical exams, monitoring of bloods, ECGs and where necessary, the direct referral to outside medical specialties such as cardiology and gastroenterology or for further investigations such as a DEXA scan. Our approach to medication prescription and management is conservative and informed by best practice. *Please note we do not provide NG (Nasogastric) tube feeding*.