UWMC operators take approximately 4,000 calls per day. There are several things you can do to expedite this process. They may ask for your unit or floor, to page the correct person. To more efficiently process your paging request, please use the information below:
Give the following information to the operator:
1. The name or service and rank of the person you're paging. Be sure to tell the operator if you need a consult, as we usually list specific individuals for consults, admitting, ICU, and the Emergency Department.
2. The number you'd like them to call
3. Your location, floor, ward, unit, clinic, ER or ICU, because most services designate one specific person on call for all ICU calls, another one takes all ER calls, and another only takes consults, etc.
Emergencies (Code Red, Code 199, Stats, Rapid Response)
For UWMC emergencies, dial 222. For more information on this, consult "How to report an emergency in the hospital".
Special Calling Features
for instructions on making a long-distance call with a UWATS authorization code, click here.
local/national (requires a UWATS authorization code)
international (requires a UWATS authorization code with international calling capabilities) Note: When calling an international number, find the local time by checking the International Time Clock.
To obtain consent for patient care, contact 598-6190. After completion of the call, please bring your consent form down to Teleservices (NE-165) to obtain the signature of the witness.
To set up a conference call, contact the conference call operator at 685-6060.
If making a long-distance or international conference call, you will need to obtain a UWATS authorization code.
Conference phone loaners are available in Teleservices. Please contact 598-6367 to inquire about availability.
To meet the needs of hearing-impaired patients and visitors, loaner TTY units are available. Please contact 598-6047 to inquire about availability.
Non-urgent changes: For on-call changes/notice of unavailability Monday through Thursday, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include doctor's full name, level of service, full name of service, applicable dates and time. Note: For non-urgent after-hours changes, please follow the "Urgent" protocol.
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Last modified: 10/28/2009 12:21 PM