Summit Health’s screenings are designed to identify health risks that could be harmful to the participant. A standard part of our screenings is to make medical referrals when a participant’s results are out of range for blood pressure or glucose levels.
When screening results meet threshold criteria, participants are required to sign an Immediate Referral Form that 1) documents their results and 2) indicates their agreement to seek immediate medical attention. The screening counselor must also sign and date the form, and give a copy to the participant. Using guidelines established by the American Diabetes Association and the American Institutes of Health, the following thresholds (Abnormal Results) have been set by Summit Health’s Medical Advisory Board for the following tests:
- Glucose level (Non-Fasting) over 200 mg/dL
- Glucose level (Fasting) of 130 mg/dL or higher
- Blood Pressure (Systolic) of 160 mm/Hg or higher
- Blood Pressure (Diastolic) of 100 mm/Hg or higher
If during a screening, an employee is found to have blood pressure or glucose levels that are dangerously high, the screening team determines to whom he or she should be referred immediately for urgent care. These referrals may be made to:
a) An on-site occupational health physician, if available
b) A Summit Health medical director via telephone conference call
c) A primary care physician
d) The nearest emergency room
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Prior to the report being mailed to the participant, a physician reviews each individual’s laboratory results. In the event an employee’s results triggers a critical laboratory value, a Summit Health medical staff contacts the employee immediately after receiving the results from the laboratory.