Effective Consultation in Emergency Medicine
Consultation is a common form of communication in the emergency department in which the emergency provider seeks the assistance of another service in the care of the patient. As with other forms of communication, incorporating a structured model can help ensure information is exchanged accurately and efficiently to reduce the chance of medical error. This video features the 5Cs of Consultation as a validated model for standardizing communication and provides illustrative examples of effective consultation for both medical students and residents.
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