Tip #21

Review and note if the patient has any IMPORTANT old records.

  • Any ED visit within the last month for a similar complaint (aka “Bouncebacks” and frequent fliers)
  • Any echocardiogram or catheterization reports for a patient with cardiac symptoms
  • H&P and discharge summary for recent hospitalizations
  • Any large imaging studies (CT, MRI, etc) that have been obtained in last few months
Tip #22

Give a “Snowy Blizzard” presentation

  • Step by step by step MARCH through your presentation in a clear, concise, confident manner (please refer to presentation episode for typical presentation format)
Tip #23

Do not forget to give at least a basic treatment plan. Some basic options include…

  • Pain Medicine
  • Nausea Medicine
  • Fluids
Tip #24

Introduce your attending to the patient (demonstrates massive ownership)

Tip #25

Get something set up for your attending

  • Laceration kits
  • I&D kits
  • Consent forms
  • Ultrasound machine
  • Language line

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