As a sub-I were are asked to signout patients. However, there is no universal signout form or card used. Anyone know a site where I can download a generic form to use with the "must have" info???? Thanks!
Signout is sabotage. I'm a signout freak, having been on the receiving end of rather poor communication (a favorite has to be getting a midnight call on a "NTD" patient with "Doctor, just wanted to let you know that Mr So-and-so's post-transfusion platelets are still 2").
Fancy a landscape-oriented piece of paper with the smallest margins Word will let you do.
Column 1: Patient info. Not including patient room number and COR status should be punished by caning. Don't make cross-cover look up where the patients are, and no one wants to fumble through the chart in a COR.
Column 2: One-liner HPI, updated with the most recent thinking as you proceed with diagnosis/workup/treatment.
Column 3: Meds. All of them, including PRNs, and up-to-date.
Column 4: Active problems with updated status.
Column 5: Honeydo's. Be specific about what you want done or waive the right to be pissed if you disagree with the overnight management. Leave room to write down lab results or anything else you want follow-up on.