"Are Your Learners Ready to Hold the Admission Pager?" - Hospital Triage Communication

This activity was made possible in part by an educational grant from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine - AAIM Innovations Grant.

Developed in partnership with the following institutions:


 
 
 
 
SUMMARY

In the context of Internal Medicine, "triage" refers to a constellation of activities related to determining the most appropriate disposition and management plans for acutely ill patients. Over the course of this 30-minute module, you will be introduced to concepts and strategies to optimize triage communication with the goal of safely transitioning patients from the emergency room to an inpatient setting.

GOAL

Clinicians will learn concepts and strategies to optimize triage communication focusing on interprofessional communication.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed for physicians working in the inpatient setting who triage patients into the hospital from the emergency room, outside hospitals, clinics.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing the module, the participant should be able to:

1. Compare and contrast the priorities of care between Hospital Medicine and Emergency Medicine providers.

2. Identify factors that promote collaborative interprofessional relationships.

3. Describe elements of an effective, inter-unit handoff of care between emergency and inpatient providers.

CME INFORMATION

Accrediation Statement:

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit

Release date: August 1, 2018

Expiration date: August 1, 2020

Estimated time to complete activity: 30 minutes 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE POLICY

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

INSTRUCTIONS

The following is an educational module designed to help you gauge your basic knowledge on the topic of inter-professional communication and direct you to areas you may need to focus on. It consists of a presentations and videos followed by a short post-test.

This module can be used in Internal Medicine resident education for inter-professional communication related to the role of triaging and assessing patients for inpatient admission. Please see the "Teaching Guide" below for further details on how to tailor this module for your resident learners.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 MOC points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit
  • 0.50 Non-physician
Course opens: 
07/02/2018
Course expires: 
08/01/2019
Your cost:
$0.00
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The planners and faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Emily S. Wang (Course Director)
Associate Professor - Clinical
Department of Medicine, Division of General and Hospital Medicine
University of Texas Health San Antonio

Sadie Trammell Velásquez, MD
Associate Professor - Clinical
Department of Medicine, Division of General and Hospital Medicine
University of Texas Health San Antonio

David R. Schmit, MD
Associate Professor - Clinical
Department of Medicine, Division of General and Hospital Medicine
University of Texas Health San Antonio

Christopher J. Smith, MD 
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Tabatha H. Matthias, DO
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sherwin Hsu, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 MOC points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit
  • 0.50 Non-physician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/02/2018
Course expires: 
08/01/2019

Price

Your cost:
$0.00
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