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01.12.2019 | Educational advances in emergency medicine | Ausgabe 1/2019 Open Access

International Journal of Emergency Medicine 1/2019

Medical students and metrics: seven techniques for a win-win situation

Zeitschrift:
International Journal of Emergency Medicine > Ausgabe 1/2019
Autoren:
Tracy MacIntosh, David C. Lebowitz, Latha Ganti

Abstract

Background

The authors present seven winning strategies for maintaining a rich academic environment for learners while working in a busy emergency department with expected productivity metrics.

Methods

This is a descriptive paper based on existing literature and on the authors’ experience.

Results

Winning strategies to improve ED throughput while also supporting the mission of medical education and improving the learning environment for students include the following: (1) attending first, (2) provider in triage, (3) mobile workstations, (4) patient education, (5) bedside patient presentations, (6) dedicated teaching resident, and (7) thoughtful scheduling.

Conclusions

The authors present seven practical strategies that are portable to many settings.
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