Explain to your client that a medical professional from APPS Paramedical Services will be in contact with them to avoid unnecessary surprises and confusion. Explain to your client what to expect in the way or requirements, such as a medical history and/or blood, urine, EKG. Please review HIV information so the client will be informed and receptive to signing the HIV Informed Consent Form for both the Insurance Co. And the Laboratory. Urge your client to visit this website for further information and or instruction and to help alleviate any fears or questions regarding APPS Paramedical Services. If you are unsure of all requirements, be sure to tell your client that the examiner may have further instructions over and above what you disclose to them.
The following is a list of suggestions that your client should follow in any event. This list may be printed and handed to the client.
- Have identification available, picture ID preferredHave available all physician’s names and addresses as well as dates and reasons for past visits, especially those within the last 5 years.
- Obtain the names and dosages of any medications you have taken or are currently taking, both prescription and nonprescription. Be sure to mention any current illness or fever to the examiner at the time the examiner calls.
- Be aware that stress, caffeine, nicotine and some prescription and nonprescription medications can temporarily raise blood pressure and pulse. So avoid large amounts of coffee, relax and do not smoke for one hour prior to the exam.
- Avoid heavy exercise or activity at least one hour prior to exam as this may cause inaccurate urine/blood results.
- DRINK A LARGE GLASS OF WATER 1 HOUR PRIOR TO EXAM. This will help you obtain a urine specimen while the examiner is there which is required in all cases. This also facilitates the blood draw by being well hydrated.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours prior to the exam. If a fasting blood sample is required by the Insurance Co., the examiner will notify you and ask that you not eat for a specified period of time. During this period you may consume water, black coffee or tea with no sweetener. You should continue to take any current medications on time as required by your doctor. The fasting requirement may sometimes be waived due to medical circumstances. If the Insurance Company does not require a fasting blood sample it is always advisable to fast for at least 4-6 hours prior to giving any blood sample for best results.
- If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please notify the examiner or contact the APPS office in your State at the appropriate toll free number.
- If you have any other questions or concerns regarding our company or the examiner who will be calling you please feel free to call our local office.