Sign-out is the art of relaying large amounts of medical information in the fewest words possible. All meat, no filler. Truly great sign-out is not only about what you say, but about what you choose not to say, and even how fast you say it to your colleague. Really great sign-out technique is an acquired skill that is increasingly essential in today’s increasingly shift work based medical system yet very few, if any, programs out much emphasis on teaching it to their residents. Every transition of medical care is an opportunity for mistakes that lead directly to patient-care errors. Have no fear kids, Dr. B is here to help you give better sign-out.
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