Originally Posted by Roguelyn
We do not have a night float system. Our interns only admit during their inpatient months, whereas the remainder of the residency program has 4 call nights/month. Yes, they manage the patients during the day, but they miss out on all the admissions which are often in the middle of the night. The miss out on the patients crashing when it's just you and the nursing staff in the middle of the night.
In the middle of the day, you've got so many other staff that you aren't really acting independently at all.
I agree, though, that night float would help with this.
I would agree that those reisdnecies that are trying to keep a call system in place rather than switching to a night float syatem are not doing their interns any favors.